Pit bulls cause stir in attack of pizza delivery driver
by Rory Doyle
Dec 09, 2012 | 617 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland Police Department and Bolivar County Sheriff's Department responded to a pit bull attack of a pizza delivery driver just outside of city limits around 6 p.m. Friday.

Cleveland Police Chief Charles "Buster" Bingham said three pit bulls attacked the driver trying to locate the proper address for a delivery order.

"One of our officers was locking the gates at the North Cleveland Cemetery on North Bayou Ave. when the driver stopped and asked the officer if he could help locate the address," said Bingham. "The officer was unsure of the correct location and the driver went to the property just north of the cemetery to search for the location.

"Shortly after, the officer heard growling and screaming that sounded like someone being attacked by dogs and he responded to the scene."

Bingham said three dogs attacked the driver and the officer was forced to discharge his weapon into the ground twice to scare off the dogs.

One dog continued to attack and the officer attempted to taze the dog before it scampered off.

"The officer then called for an ambulance and the victim was taken to the hospital," said Bingham.

The extent of the driver's injuries are unknown.

In a completely separate incident Friday night, the Bolivar County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small shed fire in Renova around 8:30 p.m.

BCVFD Chief Lee Tedder said the fire occurred in an empty storage shed behind the baseball field off of Old Highway 61 in Renova. The cause of the incident is unknown.

Tedder said the backside of the shed was burned, but firefighters were able to put out the flames before it could cause damage to a nearby house.

"There was no insulation in the structure and we had to pull off some siding," Tedder said. "The power running to the shed was not connected."

About 16 firefighters responded to the call.

In a separate incident