Man mauled by dog outside Eagle Rock sandwich shop

Man was attacked outside Jersey Mikes on Colorado Boulevard

Man was attacked outside Jersey Mike;s on Colorado Boulevard

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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  1. This intersection has so many cameras, i hope the dog owners come forward quickly. This poor young man, doing good and this happens. Makes me wonder about the dog owners and how they treat the dog or trained it. Hope they are caught and charges filed ASAP!

  2. If the young man had met the ladies earlier , and as mentioned was a dog lover – I would guess he was petting the dog and put his face close to the dogs face to snuggle it’s head or give the dog a kiss on the cheek. You should never put your face in a dogs face that you are not familiar with. To a dog this is a sign of aggression ,and dominance. Many people end up in emergency rooms every day because of this . Does not mean the dog is not friendly, this is just a natural response . Like I said not sure if this is what happened, but just don’t put your face in a unfamiliar dogs face.

    • Excellent advice, however the dog’s owner(s) should also be aware of this and not let anyone bend down over the dog.

      • Absolutely, It was criminal and immoral for the owner to leave the young man after the attack. It is amazing however how many responsible dog owners do not know this. I have had no less than 3 rescue dogs at a time for the last twenty years, and I still catch myself stopping very short of doing the same thing when I meet a new friends dog that I am playing with. It is definitely a conversation that should happen more often. I also failed to mention I hope the young man comes through this well. The victim should set up a go fund me, that I would hope the eastsider would update the story and publish a link to.

  3. Here is the gofundme-https://www.gofundme.com/ianalli

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