Pit Bull Owner Arrested for Fatal Dog Attack on 2-Year-Old Step-Grandson


CONCORD, Calif. (CBS/AP) A California man was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of felony child endangerment and possession of mischievous animals after three of his pit bulls attacked and killed his step grandson.

The 2-year-old victim, Jacob Busbee, was at home Thursday morning with his grandmother, uncle, and 4-year-old brother, when he walked into the garage and was attacked by the family dogs, reports CBS affiliate KPIX. The boy died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Authorities say that the three dogs involved, as well as the family's two other dogs, were all euthanized hours after the boy's attack.

The Step-grandfather, Steven Hayashi, 52, was being held on $250,000 bail.