NEW YORK (AP) — A restaurant owner was attacked by three pit bulls when he entered a fenced in yard in Brooklyn while passing out menus.

The man’s daughter told the Daily News that the man had his earlobe chewed off and his legs, arm and head bitten by the 3-year-old dogs in Brooklyn Sunday morning.

A “Beware of Dogs” sign was posted near the fence. The daughter said her father, who’s Chinese, couldn’t read the sign.

The home owner was able to pull the dogs off. The Fire Department says it transported the man to Kings County Hospital.

The home owner told the paper that one dog died — probably from a heart attack — while in the custody of the city’s Animal Care and Control Center.

No charges have been filed.

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