“It was pretty much just panic. People didn’t know how to act when a dog of this size just locked down (and didn’t let go),” said Nathan.
Nathan said he posted the video online unaware it featured the family of former Arizona Congresswoman Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011.
“I was shocked. I didn’t know that it was them. I felt bad that they went through this stressful situation,” he said.
Police said the Kelly family did nothing wrong and no one will face any charges.
Nathan hopes the video will serve as a reminder to pet owners that things can quickly go awry with an overpowering dog.
“If you have a dog of that stature and that power, they should be accompanied by someone who can handle a dog that is as powerful as an American bulldog,” he said.