This week, the U.S. Postal Service released its rankings for dog attacks on postal workers in 2014, and Los Angeles was number one on the list. Seventy-four letter carriers in the L.A. area were attacked last year.
“Dog bites mailman” may be a cliche, but if you’ve ever been attacked by a dog, you know there’s nothing funny about it.
Horace Lewis knows about that too…
“I got chased down once by two German shepherds,” says Lewis. “[I] was delivering mail; it was a house that had a gate. You go in one way and come out another. Went through the gate, never knew they had a dog. Stuck the mail in the box. As I’m turning to leave, the dogs bust through the screen door and just pounced on me. I fell backwards over the fence. My foot got wedged in between the fence. It was one of those days.”
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