Two men who attempted to steal his dog assaulted and stabbed an amputee.
According to a report, a British amputee was attacked by two men attempting to take his dog, leaving the 39-year-old with a knife wound, a fractured nose, and a concussion.
On Tuesday night in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, Andy Garside and his wife, Stacey, were out walking their French bulldog, Lilo. They observed two males following them, but the individuals walked out of view, and they didn’t “think anything of it at first,” Stacey, 41, told the Manchester Evening News.
The two males, however, were waiting for them as they rounded a bend, according to Stacey.
“One of the lads approached him and said, ‘That’s a sick dog—can we pick it up?’” According to Stacey, she told the publication.
As one of the men attempted to pick up the dog despite their reluctance, Andy pulled Lilo away, and both men began beating him in the face. According to Stacey, one of the males then stabbed him in the stomach.
“They weren’t expecting him to fight back. They squabbled for a while before one of them yelled, ‘Just leave it now,’ and they bolted towards the estate’s newer homes,” Stacey explained.
Andy, who was bleeding profusely, then scooped up a “traumatized” Lilo and banged on the door of a nearby property for assistance, according to Stacey.
“Andy has a broken nose and will require surgery. His septum has entirely detached itself from his body. He has a concussion, and his face is a mess,” Stacey explained.
Andy, who has functional neurological disorder triggered by stress, experienced a seizure after the attack, according to the report.
Stacey said that Andy was wearing shorts at the time of the attack, exposing his prosthetic leg. She told the Manchester Evening News that she believes he was targeted by the men because they thought it would be “an easy steal to take a high-value dog.”
French bulldogs, which were ranked the second-most popular dog breed in the world by the American Kennel Club in 2020, have become common victims of theft for their popularity and high value. In one of the most high-profile cases of stolen French bulldogs, Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in the chest and her dogs stolen in February.
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