Deputy: Pit bull attacked young girl
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CREATED Jan 22, 2013
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A young girl was attacked by a dog shortly after the dog had been quarantined for aggressive behavior.
Pima County deputies responded to Idaho Lane at around 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 after reports of a dog attack, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Peine tells KGUN that the deputy on scene described the dog as a pit bull.
In the deputy's report it says that two girls were walking a pit bull when a group of boys rode past the girls on bicycles, spooking the dog.
The dog then lunged at one of the boys and grabbed a hold of his pant leg, but the boy was able to escape the dog's grip without injury, Peine said.
The dog then turned around and bit one of the girls, a 13-year-old, in the thigh, according to Peine.
The girl didn't need major medical treatment. Animal control responded to take the dog.
Peine says the dog had been quarantined for aggressive behavior and had just been released prior to this incident.