Lew Coates is a big strong man. As it was told to me; Lew kept the dogs jaw from closing by grabbing the back of the jaw and squeezing. He held the dog this way for several minutes until the police came.
Nancy Coates addressed the Coatesville City Council last night. “It tried to kill my dog”, said Nancy Coates.” At one point her husband Lew was allegedly knocked down by the dog. “He is now on crutches.”
“We as the citizens of Coatesville, and I know I don’t stand alone have been trying, begging, doing everything we can to get these pit bulls off the streets…, said Ms. Coates. This dog did not have a license; it did not have rabies shot. Once the gentleman who owned it found out it had been picked up by the police department; he went to the SPCA to sign himself away from this dog. We have implored you to put a dog officer on the street and it has not been done."
“I am half tempted to get an attorney and sue the City for the bills I am going to incur.
“My husband may have a cracked hip or a cracked pelvis. He is a heart patient. Had he not been in the physical condition he was in that dog would have killed my dog.”
“We have people that turn their turn their pit bulls loose on the street. They run at large. You have young people who, the dog is bigger than they are, that are holding these dogs back. Some people have two, three of them at a time. “
“If this had not been my husband and had been your child you wouldn’t have a child; because the only thing that saved him was a heavy coat, heavy hat and gloves.”
"I have a husband who I have to care for now, because he’s on crutches. He was perfectly healthy man before Saturday morning."
You can listen to Nancy here: