SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A Springfield woman is bitten by a dog, and it's the dog's second strike.
Seventy-one year old Norma Jean Stapp says she simply stepped out her front door to offer help to a neighbor. That's when the dog bit her on the abdomen and the arm.
She feels lucky it didn't get her face like the last person. The story on Olive Street was similar last year. March 19th, 2009, postal worker Gary Bloom suffered bite wounds to his face. Tuesday, the same mixed breed male dog attacked again.
"I came out like this and stopped, and I hadn't said two or three words, and it got me right here, bit me on the stomach, knocked me on my back, and then when I was on my back, I went like this, and it lunged for my face. I went up like that it and got me right here, really bad," says Stapp.
Stapp is now recovering from puncture wounds in both her arm and abdomen. "I wasn't expecting it, because I love animals, and I've never had one attack like that, and it just lunged; it didn't growl," Stapp says.
She's thankful the neighbor who was trying to catch the runaway dog was able to pull it off.
"If he would not have grabbed it... That's why I thanked him a lot," says Stapp.