62-year-old man released from St. Barnabas hospital 1 week after being attack by pit bulls

A Brooklyn man who was viciously attacked by two pit bulls in the Bronx last week is now out of the hospital. Police say two

A Brooklyn man who was viciously attacked by two pit bulls in the Bronx last week is now out of the hospital.

A Brooklyn man who was viciously attacked by two pit bulls in the Bronx last week is now out of the hospital. (9/18/15)

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn man who was viciously attacked by two pit bulls in the Bronx last week is now out of the hospital.

Police say two pit bulls owned by Cynthia Oliver attacked 62-year-old Francesco Bove outside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church last Friday, ripping his right ear off and taking out chunks of his left arm. Oliver was subsequently charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

Not even one hour after Bove was released from St. Barnabas Hospital following a weeklong stay, he was back at the scene of the incident. Neighbors who saw the attack greeted Bove upon his return to the neighborhood, happy that he survived attack. Bove says he now carries a knife to protect himself.

Both dogs are being monitored by Animal Care and Control. There is no word on if they will be euthanized, but even after the attack, Bove says he wants to see the dogs free.

"Those dogs need to be trained. I love animals and I feel very sorry about it," says Bove.

Bove says he doesn't expect to go back to work at his son's construction company for at least three months. In the meantime, he says his ex-wife, son and nephew will care for him.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

They say the speculators are buying homes and 1 Activists rally against gentrification in Cypress Hills, East NY
VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 2 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
News 12 viewers discuss the widow of DA 3 The Buzz: Colon cancer
4 Money Matters: Self-employed retirement savings
A Bronx-based artist has opened a cash-optional, pop-up 5 Artist opens up cash-optional coffee shop in Williamsburg

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Pit bull owner Cynthia Oliver waived her presence Case moves forward against owner in pit bull attack

The case is moving forward against the owner of two pit bulls that attacked a

A 62-year-old man who is among two injured Pit bull attack victim recovering

A 62-year-old man who is among two injured by a pair of pit bulls over

Francesco Bove, 62, is now facing the harsh Man faces multiple surgeries after dog attack

Francesco Bove, 62, is now facing the harsh reality of multiple plastic surgeries after he

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE