Dog bites girl while its owner mountain biked
July 23, 2013
At 8:05 p.m. July 8, police responded to a report of a dog biting an 8-year-old girl in the 2800 block of 275th Avenue Southeast.
When they arrived, they found a vehicle parked with the windows partly rolled down. One dog was inside while another was circling the car. As one officer approached the car, the outside dog charged at him. Another officer Tased the dog. The dog fled and one of the officers chased it.
Firefighters treated the girl, who had a pair of puncture wounds on her calf. The officer heard that the car had been parked there for a while and suspected the owner might be mountain biking at Duthie Hill Park. Police found the owner and two of his friends were there.
The owner was cooperative and noticeably upset that one of his dogs had hurt someone. The dog had all of his shots. The owner had left the windows open a crack for the dogs to stay cool, but one seemed to have forced a window down and escaped, breaking the window in the process.
The man’s friends tried to help find the dog, which eluded the chasing officer. Eventually, they were able to regain control of the dog. Animal Control responded at 9:32 p.m. and took over the case.