PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - "They're vicious dogs. They really are," Roger Frazier explained. Etched into his memory, it is an experience he will probably never forget. "Five of the dogs, the pit bulls came under his gate and just tore me up," he continued.
Just months ago, Roger Frazier says he was attacked by a pack of pit bull terriers at CJ's Garage in Pine Bluff. He said, "I struggled along the fence to one of those wooden fence posts and got on top of it and got into a tree. That's the only thing that saved me."
He managed to get away.
But 36 year-year-old De'trick Johnson did not. Frazier continued, "I knew this was going to happen. I said those dogs are going to kill somebody." Police say Johnson was attacked and killed by seven of the pit bulls.
"How horrible it was. I mean for someone to have to die like that," M'Lisa Thompson said. She has known the owner of the business and the dogs for more than a decade. "I hate it for everybody, but I'll tell you what, CJ's a good man," Thompson continued.
Now a family is grieving the loss of their loved one while Frazier is wishing police had taken heed to his warning. He said, "They should have never been allowed to keep them when they attacked me."
As of now, no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.
THV11 reached out to the owner of CJ's Garage, but employees said he was not available.