A 3-year-old boy required a stitch after being bitten by a pit bull outside a Dollar General store Wednesday.
According to a Dayton Police incident report, the boy and his mother were walking in the parking lot of the store on Linden Avenue just before 4 p.m. and saw the dog tied to a pole.
The mother reported that she tried to walk around to avoid the dog, but it got loose and bit the boy above the right eye.
She was able to hit the dog and it grabbed her sleeve, dragging her to the ground. The dog then reportedly went after the boy again, biting his leg before the woman was able to get control of the dog and tie it up again.
The boy was taken to Dayton Children’s Medical Center and had to get a stitch above his eye, according to the report.
The owner of the pit bull, 27, was cooperative with the mother and police according to the report. He said he thought the dog was secured when he went into the store.
He was issued quarantine paperwork for the dog and could be cited for failure to control his dog, a misdemeanor.
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