Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Lexington, MI- An 85 lb Rottweiler mauled a deputy armed only with a Taser. Sanilac County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Barker suffered multiple bites to both of his hands and arms.
"The animal wasn't rabid. He was just kind of a dog with an attitude," said Sanilac County Animal Control Officer Jim Matson, who caught the dog after Barker was taken to the hospital. "There was a lot of blood in the snow, so (Barker) must have been bitten pretty good".Matson used a pole with a noose to catch the animal as it repeatedly tried to enter a house that it didn't belong in. A woman was trapped inside the home and a man was trapped in his car in the driveway, waiting for police to capture the dog. The rottweiler appeared to have broken its chain. The dog appeared docile until the deputy approached it and then it attacked him as he used his Taser to try to subdue the dog.
The owner said the dog was being kept at a friend's residence.
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| 2/14/2008 12:06 PM |
"The animal wasn't rabid. He was just kind of a dog with an attitude," said Sanilac County Animal Control Officer Jim Matson.
another outstanding example of the people we employ as animal control officers.