Portugese Man Bites Policeman After Pit Bull Runs Away

I guess when you need a job done, sometimes you have to do it yourself. Does this mean the Portugese authorities are going to start...

Joy  |  Apr 7th 2007


I guess when you need a job done, sometimes you have to do it yourself. Does this mean the Portugese authorities are going to start cracking down on “vicious” humans?

Thanks to IOL.co.za for this news.

Dog owner bites cop

Portugal – The owner of a pit bull bit a police officer after his dog ran away during a confrontation with officers, daily Diario de Noticias reported on Tuesday.

Two police officers stopped the dog owner for walking the animal without a leash and a muzzle on Sunday in Cova da Moura – a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lisbon.

The man threatened the officers with his dog, but the animal bolted leaving the 35-year-old to to grapple with both police officers. The owner bit one of the police officers on the wrist while the other suffered a broken finger in the scuffles, the newspaper reported.

The owner is under house arrest while police are still looking for the pit bull, according to the newspaper.

Portuguese authorities are cracking down on what they call “dangerous” dogs after four Rottweilers mauled a 60-year-old woman to death last month.

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