HUNTINGTON BEACH — A dogfight at Bolsa Chica State Beach erupted into a brawl between two groups of beach-goers, leaving four people with minor injuries and one young man with part of his nose bitten off, police said Sunday.
Huntington Beach Lt. Luis Ochoa said the fight erupted about 5:15 p.m. Saturday when a group of beach-goers tried to protect their Rottweiler, which was being attacked by two pit bulls.
The owners of the pit bulls and their friends--a total of five males--became angry with the group protecting the Rottweiler and started a fistfight, Ochoa said. During the course of the nearly 10-minute fight an 18-year-old man from Huntington Beach had a portion of his nose bitten off by someone, he said.
He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange by his friends, among them the owners of the pit bulls. He is considered a suspect in the beach assault, Ochoa said.