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Glen Burnie couple attacked by pit bull facing eviction

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A Glen Burnie couple attacked by a pit bull in late June is being evicted from their home at the end of the month, The Capital Gazette reports.

Miller said her daughter rescued Capone from an abusive household and says doctors believe something triggered a memory of the abuse and that's when he snapped.

Patty Miller, who was dogsitting for her daughter, received the 30-day eviction notice last week. The manager at Southgates Apartments says Miller and her fiance need to move out for having the pit bull on the premises "without management's knowledge or consent," and for putting herself and others in danger.

According to management, "known attack breeds" including pit bulls, Dobermans, pinschers and Rottweilers, to name a few, are not permitted.

The couple said the pit bull, Capone, never showed signs of aggression and was only visiting so they were surprised when the dog viciously attacked them.

Miller said her daughter rescued the dog from an abusive household and says doctors believe something triggered a memory of the abuse and that's when he snapped.

The couple was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, both with injuries to both arms and one leg.

For now, Miller is unsure where she'll go at the end of the month, though her daughter has offered to take her in.

READ MORE: capitalgazette.com

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