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Loose Dog Bites Woman

A woman who attempted to corral a boy's loose dog was bitten on the wrist. The wound required stitches and the woman filed a police report. The dog and its owner are unknown.

A woman attempting to help a boy control his loose dog was bitten in the act Jan. 17, according to police reports. 

The woman was on her way to pick up her children from school, when she saw a young boy with a dog in a headlock near James and Edward drives. The dog broke loose from the boy's grip and darted away on Edward Drive. The woman told officers she stopped to help the boy catch the dog. She approached with a box of dog treats and coaxed the dog close enough to give it a treat.

As the victim tried to grab the dog by the collar, the dog bit her on the right wrist. The bite went through her coat, breaking the skin on her wrist. The boy then reportedly said into his cell phone, 'Great, he just bit somebody.'

The boy then caught his dog and left the area, heading south on Duncan Road.

Officers were unable to locate the boy or dog. The victim refused treatment at the police station from paramedics, saying she wanted to get her children first and would then drive to the hospital for stitches.

The victim said she wanted to file a report in the hopes that the owner would come forward with proper shot documentation for the dog, so she will not have to undergo further medical treatment.   

The dog's breed is unknown. 

Police Blotter information is provided by the Oak Forest Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Baba Wawa January 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM
FYI, it's Edward Drive.
Lauren Traut (Editor) January 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Got it, Babs. Thanks.

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