EAGLE ROCK — A 20-year-old man was bitten in the face by a dog on Thursday night as he was collecting donations for a drug education group outside a Colorado Boulevard sandwich shop.
Ian Alli was hospitalized overnight and will need plastic surgery, his father, Brian Alli, posted on Facebook.
The victim was attacked by a pit-bull mix at about 7 p.m. outside the Jersey Mike’s sandwich shop at the corner of Colorado and Sierra Villa Drive, across the street from the Eagle Rock Plaza. The dog was was accompanied by two women who had returned to the location after making a donation earlier, said Brian Alli. The women left before police arrived, according to NBC LA.
The victim’s father is asking the public to help find the dog’s owners. The dog was described as a white, 2-year old pit-bull mix with white with brown spots and a curved tail.
“We need to find this dog as it will be a huge help to infectious [disease] specialists and plastic surgeons,” Brian Alli said.
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