Dog attacks family trying to dress it in sweater

3 injured by pit bull mix in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. – An angry dog sent three people to the hospital after one of them tried to put a sweater on it, police said.

Tampa police said the pit bull mix, named Scarface, bit a 52-year-old woman who was trying to dress him on Friday. Her husband was attacked while trying to pull the dog off of her, and the couple's 22-year-old son was attacked while trying to stop the dog by stabbing it in the neck and head, police said.

The trio escaped the house and left the dog in the backyard.

Police said Animal Control officers shot Scarface with a tranquilizer gun, but the dog managed to get back into the house, where two children were present.

Police used a bean bag gun and stun gun on the animal before catching it.

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