By Sean Bennett

RIO LINDA (CBS13) – A Rio Linda woman was attacked by her own pit bull on Monday morning.

She was attacked and bitten right on the forearm, according to one neighbor, on K Street.

It got the attention of one neighbor.

“Heard a lot of screaming,” Charlie Smith said.

Smith saw the aftermath after the pit bull attacked its owner. “Part of her whole arm hanging off, chewed the arm, wrist. It was bad,” he said.

According to Smith, after the attack the woman ran home to get help and the pit bull took off and was on the loose.

“It looked like it was foaming at the mouth when I found it, so I don’t know if it was from what had happened,” he said.

The pit bull was spotted a few blocks away on Oak Lane.

“This morning he was in the parking lot, and I called him over and he was all lovey, played with him, petted him, not a problem,” said Laurie DeCasper at Creekside Diner.

Shortly afterwards, Sacramento County sheriff deputies nabbed the dog.

“He was wandering on the sidewalk over here with his leash in tow, but he looked pretty spent,” Deputy Todd Hoganson said. “After giving him a treat or two, we got him in the back of the car.”

Deputies say it’s now up to Animal Control to decide what happens to the pit bull.

“You got a pit bull, you never know,” Smith said.

Neighbors on K Street were shocked that this happened. They told CBS13 they’ve seen this dog have excellent behavior in the past and had never attacked anyone, let alone its owner.

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