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Pit bulls attack baby in Randallstown home

Mother returns to bedroom to find injured infant
Garrison Bailey Borkoski
Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 12:47:21-04

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. — Pictured in an intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins, Garrison Bailey Borkoski, who at just five-months-old has already endured the kind of attack, which some full-grown adults have not.

It happened just after one o’clock in the morning on Saturday as he slept in this house on Chapman Road in Randallstown.

“That adult, at some point and time, got up and went to the bathroom and that’s when the five-month-old was bitten by a dog in the house, a pit bull,” said Det. Robert Reason of the Baltimore County Police Department, “There were actually several pit bulls in the home at the time this occurred.”

Four pit bulls, which the owner would later tell police have no cages and typically have their roam of the interior of the house.

Both mother and child had only moved in a week or two earlier.

“There are no charges pending right now,” said Reason, “Based on the investigation, there is no indication that anybody had any intent to cause harm to the child at all so there are no charges pending right now.”

In the aftermath of the attack, paramedics found the baby covered in blood and motionless, but still breathing.

It was later determined that Garrison had suffered a large laceration to the top of his head and lacerations to his neck, as well as puncture wounds to the rest of his body.

According to the Baltimore County Department of Health, the owners surrendered the four pit bulls allowing them to be euthanized, but it was later determined only two of the dogs had actually attacked the child.

The other two were returned to the owners.