Florida man is found dead with 100 dog bites after taking a shortcut to get home

Melvin Olds Jr., 45, was attacked Thursday after a shortcut to get home near Lake Placid. His body was based on the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.

The county's animal services set up traps in the area for dogs that may have been involved in the attack. The dog sheriff's office said he was captured so far and his bite size

The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said that the authorities have been able to make six dogs in the area

"That alone is not enough to say that they were the animals involved," the office said. Authorities will appear on the wounds, according to the office.

"While we may have been responsible for this horrible tragedy, we won't know for sure for a while," Sheriff Paul Blackman said in a statement.

Authorities have not said what breeds the captured dogs were.

"I want to encourage residents of the Highway Park, especially those that seem aggressive," he said. "We don't want anyone else to be injured."

Such cases are rare

Olds was a father of five and a grandfather. Hi fiancee, Jannell Ward, told CNN affiliated WFLA she saw a pack of dogs in their neighborhood.

"They grew a couple times but they never ran up to me," she told the station. "They never came to me or bored me. I never got that feeling."

When dogs get packs, their behavior is unpredictable, Lt. Clay Kinslow, with the sheriff's office, told the affiliate. However, he said, such cases are rare.

"We do work bite cases," Kinslow said. "As a pack of dogs that attacked somebody, we don't have many of those cases honestly."

Lake Placid is about 100 miles from Orlando.



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