Palm Bay woman attacked by 3 pit bulls speaks out

Marche McCubbin released from hospital after attack

By Justin Warmoth - Anchor

PALM BAY, Fla. - Blood is still on 53-year-old Marche McCubbin's driveway one day after being attacked by her neighbor's three pit bulls, but she said it could've been a lot worse.

McCubbin was walking back from her mailbox when the pit bulls attacked her in her driveway. She said she knew the dogs were up to no good when they started approaching her around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"They were beelining. I guess they were just in the mood," said McCubbin, who was released from the hospital Wednesday around 2 a.m. "They had gotten out and they just seemed to be in the mood."

That's when they dogs started to growl and bark at her.

After yelling at them to go away several times, the dogs attacked. They bit McCubbin all over her body as she laid on the driveway helpless.

"I had my flip-flops to smack them, but a little kid wouldn't have had a chance and they could've been maimed or killed," said McCubbin.

McCubbin said she doesn't remember how long the dogs were biting her for, but after yelling for help numerous times, her neighbor, Daniel Madden, ran down the street with a shovel and rushed to help her.

"I'm not going to lie, I was pretty scared, but you can't sit there and let that happen," said Madden.

Soon after Madden shoo'd the dogs back to their owner's house, paramedics arrived and rushed McCubbin to the hospital.

The dogs were taken away by animal control and Madden said the attack should have never happened.

"It was inevitable. I have numerous calls into animal control because of all the kids on the street," said Madden. "I told them a pack of dogs running like that, it's inevitable and it happened."

If it wasn't for her Good Samaritan neighbor, McCubbin said it could've been a lot worse.

"If he hadn't been home, and he works a lot with his excavating business, I don't know how bad it would've got," said McCubbin. "I mean, who knows?"

Wednesday night, those pit bulls were in the South Brevard Animal Center and according to officials, the dogs will be euthanized within 10 days.

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