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St. Pete Police arrest man accused of beating dog, attacking man

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St. Pete Police say Brandon Davis, 18, broke into this home and attacked the resident inside. St. Pete Police say Brandon Davis, 18, broke into this home and attacked the resident inside.
St. Pete Police say Brandon Davis, 18, broke into this home and attacked the resident inside. St. Pete Police say Brandon Davis, 18, broke into this home and attacked the resident inside.
St. Pete Police say Brandon Davis, 18, broke into this home and attacked the resident inside. St. Pete Police say Brandon Davis, 18, broke into this home and attacked the resident inside.
Police say Brandon Davis attacked Nick Sorace (shown). Police say Brandon Davis attacked Nick Sorace (shown).
Police say Brandon Davis attacked Nick Sorace (shown). Police say Brandon Davis attacked Nick Sorace (shown).
ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

A St. Petersburg man is recovering after he was attacked inside his Yacht Club Estates home on Sunday morning.

"I heard a real loud commotion outside. I opened up my window to see what all the screaming and yelling was about and saw this young man in just shorts viciously beating a dog," explained the victim Nick Sorace.

Sorace said he called police.

"He comes running up on my lawn and he sees me standing in the window with the phone. He looks at me and all of the sudden his attention turned to me and I was the devil. He smashed through my front doors and he entered the house. He chased my girlfriend out the back," said Sorace.

St. Petersburg Police said the accused attacker is 18-year-old Brandon Davis, who now faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, resisting an officer and burglary.

Police spokesman, Mike Puetz said Davis had to be heavily sedated at the hospital.

"He was suffering from some sort of episode. We think it may have been drug induced. The victim in this case actually told us, there is no doubt the man in this case was attempting to kill him," said Puetz.

"He hit me over the head with a planter. I was covered with blood and dirt. He gouged my eyes. He was pulling my face, he was biting my face and he bit my hands," said Sorace.

We knocked at Davis' home. Family members told News Channel 8 that Davis has no history of mental health problems or drug use. They also said they have not been allowed to see him.

Sorace is recovering with more than 60 stitches and staples over his upper body.


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