Sebastian Man Attacked By 2 Dogs After Punching Spouse At Walmart

2 dogs attack Pat Brown after he attacked his wife.
2 dogs attack Pat Brown after he attacked his wife. (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

SEBASTIAN – A man who hit his wife at Walmart was attacked by his 2 dogs while exiting his vehicle Sunday night.

It all started when the Sebastian Police Department responded to a call about a disturbance in the Walmart parking lot.

A witness told police that two people were seen struggling in a parked vehicle as well as two dogs. The dogs were barking and attacking the driver of the car.

Police made contact with the passenger, Shannon Horness, who is married to the driver and are both currently living in their vehicle.

Shannon said that an altercation took place because her husband was trying to force her out of the vehicle at Walmart and striking her in the face.

The husband, Pat Brown, was attacked by their two dogs after he punched Shannon in the face. She suffered a swollen and bloody nose.

Brown had several scratches on his face which were consistent with a dog attack. As a result, he was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

Brown was booked on charges of Battery Domestic Violence and is currently in jail with a $1,000 bond.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.