Saturday, August 27, 2011

Owner flees with pit bull

WISCONSIN -- Police today are looking for a teenager whose dog attacked another dog Thursday in the 500 block of N. State Street.

Police say the attacking dog, described as a black pit bull terrier, was tied by a leash to the teen’s bicycle about 6:45 p.m. when it pulled away and attacked a dog being walked by a 32-year-old woman.

The teen was pulled off of his bicycle and was last seen riding north on State Street.

The teen was described as Hispanic, about 16 years old, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and between 160 and 185 pounds. He wore a black baseball cap, black jeans and a dark shirt. He rode a dark colored, BMX-style bicycle.

The dog that was attacked required veterinary care.

Anyone with information on the incident or the dog owner’s identity is asked to call the Appleton Police Department at 920-832-5500.

(Post Crescent - August 26, 2011)