Weird animal terrorizing residents in Austin neighborhood

Police in the 15th district have a new problem that they're dealing with: Wild canines and they're terrorizing people in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. 

In the past two weeks, there have been several sightings of a certain canine, a fox or coyote. Either way, it's not domesticated and it's scaring people.

“Was coming out of my back door and he was just standing there, I screamed,” Latoria Edwards said.

Latoria and Johnny Edwards are the ones who shot video and have taken several pictures of the animal. It apparently lives in an abandoned building next-door to them. 

“There's been times when he's been as close as you and me are and he would just stand there, he's not afraid at all,” Johnny said.

The breaking point for the Latoria was when the animal jumped on her car when she pulled into her driveway.

“He looked me dead in my face jumped on top of the hood,” she said. “I'm just really, really scared.”

She called the police, animal control and even the alderman's office who all told her there's nothing they can do. 

“They told me that animal control can't do anything about it unless it's injured or vicious and I'm like how vicious does he have to be, he's coming towards me. He's terrorizing our family!" Latoria said.

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