TACOMA, Wash. — The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office is consideration felony dog bite charges for an incident that left a man in need of 132 stitches for multiple bites, including one that tore through muscle — down to the bone of the man’s left leg.

The attack happened Sept. 13 when United Parcel Service driver Kevin Backlund attempted to deliver a package to a property. He entered a gated yard and was attacked by at least four pit bulls. Authorities say firefighters had to ram through a driveway gate to save Backlund after they were denied entry.

Attorney Mike Stewart represents the property’s workers. He says there is still much to learn about the case, but that he plans to appeal any “dangerous dog” status that would require the dogs to be euthanized.

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