An Amazon delivery driver was bitten in the face by a dog, causing him to be hospitalized, according to Texas authorities and an Amazon spokesperson.
The driver, a 22-year-old man, was delivering a package to a home in San Antonio on Oct. 23 when the attack occurred, local police said in a news release.
As he proceeded to drop off the package, a dog officers described as an American Staffordshire terrier hopped over a fence and bit him in the face, police said. The dog’s owner then separated the animal from the driver, whom he rendered aid to.
Afterward, the driver was transported to a hospital in “unknown condition,” police said.
The dog was surrendered to animal control and later euthanized, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
The dog’s owner received four criminal citations, including one for the attack and one for having the dog off property, according to KSAT.
“This is a horrible incident and we’re grateful the driver was able to call for help and quickly receive medical attention,” Richard Rocha, an Amazon spokesperson, said in a statement provided to McClatchy News.
“We’re in contact with the delivery partner to make sure the driver has all the support needed as he recovers,” Rocha added.
After he was released from the hospital, the driver, identified as Jose Luis Rodriguez, told KSAT, “I literally thought I was going to die.”
“I think the most traumatizing was seeing my lips and my chin on the ground,” he told the outlet.