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Published July 09, 2013, 10:05 PM

Teenager recovering after near death attack from Pit Bull, Rottweiler, seven other dogs

Warsaw, ND (WDAY TV) - A Walsh County man faces several charges after authorities say his dogs attacked a Fargo man.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Warsaw, ND (WDAY TV) - A Walsh County man faces several charges after authorities say his dogs attacked a Fargo man.

Fifty-nine-year-old Pete Grzeskowiak has been charged with Physical Obstruction of Government Function and may face more charges.

Officers and a vet went to Grzeskowiak's home to euthanize the dogs. Four were put down, Grzeskowiak slit the throat of one, and refused to give up any more of his animals.

Eight more dogs were euthanized by deputies after Grzeskowiak was taken away.

Nineteen-year-old John Munoz of Fargo thought he was dead. The teenager says the pack of dogs came at him in waves, mauling him.

As WDAY 6 Reporter Kevin Wallevand tells us, Munoz can hardly move his arms and legs because of so many dog bites.

John Munoz looks like he has been in an explosion.

John Munoz, Dog Attack Victim: “They came in a couple at a time, taking bites, getting me on the ground and trying to bite me.”

Across every inch of his body. His head, arms, legs and backside, now covered in dog bites and stitches.

Munoz: “I was sitting there, thinking I was going to die. Did not know what to do, no one was helping me.”

Shrapnel type injuries riddle his torso. Deep, painful bites.

Munoz: “I thought I was going to die and when they were biting me I could not feel it. I was in shock and I was going to give up and lay there. I don't know where I found the strength to keep up.”

Munoz was walking to a friend’s place in rural Warsaw, when the dogs came out after him; a pit bull, a Rottweiler and seven others.

Munoz: “Wherever they could get me they got me, even got me in the neck and back of my head.”

At one point John picked long grass from the ditch and waved it at the dogs and he picked up gravel from the road to throw at them to keep them away.

Munoz: “I picked up the rocks and chucked them and some of the dogs went away.”

Despite being treated and discharged from the hospital, John was back in Essentia today. Saliva from the dogs caused an infection. Fever and swelling, and he is also receiving shots as a precaution for rabies.