Wilmington police search for animal control phonies after rogue pit bull kills 1 dog

Kim Glovas
December 27, 2018 - 3:57 pm
Wilmington Police are asking for the public's help after a pit bull attacked three dogs, and killed one of them.

Courtesy of Wilmington Police Department

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WILMINGTON, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — Wilmington police are asking for the public's help after a pit bull attacked three dogs and killed one of them. 

After 11 p.m. Sunday, a 65-year-old man had been walking his three dogs when a pit bull attacked his pets. Officers were called to 18th and North Market streets in Wilmington.

The dog owner tried unsuccessfully to stop the pit bull. One of the pups — a Yorkie-schnauzer mix named Elvis — died. The other two ran off with their leashes trailing after them. 

The dog owner dialed 911 and a short time later, two men and a woman showed up, claiming to be from animal control. But the dog owner realized they were phonies when they took the pit bull and left, never asking about the other animals.  

Now, the dog owner is offering a $1,000 reward for one of the missing dogs. The other dog made it safely back to the man's home.

Anyone with information on the impersonators or the attacks is asked to call Wilmington police.