The 59-year old victim told police he was taking out the trash when a Pit Bull Dog jumped up and bit his hand. The incident occurred in Murfreesboro on Dogwood Drive. According to a police incident report, the dog belongs to a neighbor. Authorities say the dog broke the victims’ skin when the bite happened on Monday.
Murfreesboro Police caught the dog on Northfield Boulevard. The dog was put into the backseat of the patrol car and then transported back to the home of the owner. Animal control (PAWS) told the owner of the Pit Bull that the dog would have to be taken to a vet for routine observation, after a bite is reported.
As for the man who was bit, he told police he did not want paramedics to be called.
Note: After WGNS airs stories about dog bites, particularly those involving Pit Bull dogs, we get phone calls suggesting we only air stories about Pit Bull bites. However, that is not the case. We air stories about all breeds that bite victims in Rutherford County when a situation arises. However, there have been significantly more Pit Bull dog bites reported than any other breed over the past few years in Murfreesboro, according to Murfreesboro Police Incident Reports on file at the MPD.
MPD Incident Report #14-14207