New York Daily News: BROOKLYN – The Brooklyn father who left his kids with a Rottweiler that fatally mauled his 1-year-old son admitted the dog is “dangerous,” according to a criminal court complaint.

Vernon Foster is charged with criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter and acting in a manner injurious to a child for the bloody attack that killed his son Ryan. He was held on $50,000 bail after his arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court Thursday.

Foster, 30, confessed that he left his two boys, Jayden, 11, and Ryan, 1, alone with their half-brother, Tale, 9, and the dog at his parents’ E 17 Street home in Flatbush on Tuesday.

Jayden told cops he saw the Rottweiler maul his toddler brother and that he and Tale ran into the street looking for help.

They flagged down a good Samaritan, who ran into the apartment with the children and saw the dog standing over Ryan, according to the court complaint.

The Samaritan — who allegedly brought shovel to fight off the animal — grabbed Ryan and ran out of the apartment, the complaint said. Cops found the boy in the building lobby.

The other two kids locked the dog in a bathroom.

“You know this dog is a vicious dog and you left the kids there,” said Susan Hyre, Ryan’s mother.

“That’s careless.”

Ryan Foster, the child who was attacked by a Rottweiler In Brooklyn.
Ryan Foster, the child who was attacked by a Rottweiler In Brooklyn. (Obtained by Daily News)

Foster left the kids alone to work his night shift at Home Depot, police sources said.

“This dog is a vicious dog. It’s very, very vicious, very much so,” said Hyre. “He just left the children and went to work and I’m really confused by this.”

In February, Foster was accused pushing Hyre into a wall so hard that left it hole in the drywall.

Noah Goldberg covers Brooklyn supreme and federal courts for the New York Daily News. He previously covered criminal justice for the Brooklyn Eagle.