DOG ON A RAMPAGE BITES TEN PERSONS
A stray fox terrier went on a rampage
from Fifty-third Street and Tenth Avenue
eastward to Fifty-fourth Street and
Sixth Avenue last night. When he reached that corner he had bitten ten persons, seven of whom went to the hospital. In front of 952 Sixth Avenue, he saw the blue-trousered legs of Policeman John Mooney of the West Forty -seventh Street Station, who was on post there, and made a vicious assault upon them. The legs proved impervious to his attack, however, and a well-directed kick sent the
dog sprawling several yards away. Then
Policeman Mooney's revolver ended the
dog's rampage and his life.
He had bitten these persons:
ACORN, HERBERT, 350 West Fifty-fifth
BERKOWITZ, ABRAHAM, 1T2 West Forty-eighth
GABAN, SUSAN. 352 "West Fiftieth Street.
DBEBRMANN, MATHILDA, 448 West Fifty-fifth
MILLER. HILDA. 827 Tenth Avenue.
MURPHY, P. C. 230 West Thirty-eighth
MURPHY, PRATRICK, 8 Orange Place, Newark,
N. J .; right knee. He refused aid and
PRICE, JOSEPH, Wyoming Apartments. Fifty-fifth
Street and Seventh Avenue; left leg.
He refused aid and went home.
REYNOLDS, JOHN, 911 Eighth Avenue.
WAYBRANCH, FRED. 400 West Forty-third
Street; left leg; Roosevelt Hospital.
Just where the dog came from or when
he first became mad no one knew. He
first was noticed by Fred Weybroueh,
who was standing at Ninth Avenue and
Fifty-third Street. The dog rubbed up
against Waybrauch's trousers, whinning;
then it snapped at his left leg and retreated on
Fifty-third Street. Waybrauch
was so busy rubbing his hurt and investigating how
deep it was that he forgot
to chase the dog. Later, he went to
R o o s e v e l t Hospital.
The dog continued on the warpath eastward. He picked
his victims half a block
or so apart, and when he snapped at
them they were so busy looking at the
injuries that he found another victim
before an organized pursuit could bs
After Waybrauch, he bit Herbert
Acorn, Hilda Miller, Susan Gaban, and
P. C. Murphy, all of whom were on the
sidewalk between Ninth and Eighth Avenues, on Fifty-third Street, and between Eighth and Seventh Avenues on Fifty-fourth, into which street he now turned.
At Fifty-fourth Street and Eighth Avenue
he bit Patrick Murphy in the right
knee. Murphy stopped the flow of blood
from the little wound. Next the dog bit
Matilda Derermann, half a block away.
At Fifty-fourth Street and Seventh Avenue,
Abraham Berkowitz was waiting for
a downtown car. The terrier sidled up to
him, bit him in the right leg, and ran
yelping on. On the opposite side of the street, as
he ran, he bit the left leg of John Reynolds.
The two chased the dog, which at
Fifty-fourth Street and Sixth Avenue
nipped the left leg of Joseph Price, a
clerk in the Wyoming Apartments. With
three in pursuit, he made his final attack
on the policeman and met his Waterloo.
Those bitten earlier in the rampage
were not discovered for almost an hour,
when they drifted, one by one, into Roosevelt
Hospital and asked to have dog bites
on their legs cauterized. All told the
same story, and all described the dog so
accurately that the story of his long
campaign was gradually reconstructed.
May 6, 1910 edition of "The New York Times"