Calif. boy uses skateboard to hit dogs biting mom

By the Associated Press | October 20, 2011 | 11:15 AM EDT

COLTON, Calif. (AP) — An 11-year-old Southern California boy used his skateboard to hit and drive away vicious dogs attacking his mother.

Colton police Cpl. Ray Mendez says the 31-year-old woman was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment of bites to her chest and a leg.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports ( ) the woman was walking the family pets at 10:35 a.m. Sunday when two large American bull dogs charged her dogs before turning on her.

Her son used his skateboard to hit and chase way the attacking animals.

The dogs have been quarantined at the San Bernardino city animal shelter.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise,