Vicious dogs attacked an elderly man in southeast Dallas on Tuesday. Leslie Wilson’s neighbor fought off the canine assailants.
“I owe my life to you, and I want you to know that,” Wilson said to Contreras. “I hear people talk about ‘angels.’ He’s my angel, because if that man hadn’t been in there, I was hidden between the gate and the fence, them dogs would have killed me.”
Wilson was mowing in his alley around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon when two pit bulls from a neighbor’s yard got out and started mauling him.
“I was thinking I was gone,” Wilson said.
Contreras, who was cooking out in his backyard, heard Wilson’s screams.
“He was screaming a lot to help him, help him, and that’s when I jumped the fence to help him,” Contreras said.
The two elderly men had trouble fighting off the dogs. “They were grabbing him by his clothes and dragging him, and he was bleeding,” Contreras said.