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Police Dog Bites Wrong Man

In Eugene, OR a man was fighting off an intruder to defend his family when the police showed up, complete with K9. Unfortunately, the police...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Nov 9th 2009


policedog38964_1122108086_1In Eugene, OR a man was fighting off an intruder to defend his family when the police showed up, complete with K9.

Unfortunately, the police dog mistook the homeowner for the intruder and bit him. He bit him hard enough to send him to the hospital overnight.

Here are the details from The Daily News.

The 39-year-old father of three told the Eugene newspaper the dog bit through his left calf before clamping down on his thigh and then his left buttock.

The intruder, meanwhile, escaped and Crossan says he is upset that police have not offered him an apology for the bites that landed him in the hospital overnight earlier this week.

While the police chief called the incident ‘unfortuante’ and Kerns actions ‘heroic’ no apology has been offered to him. Obviously this was a mistake, but you would think the police department would offer Kerns an apology. Then again, that would be admitting guilt which could spur a lawsuit.

*There was no pic with the story, this is Dogster member Callisto.