Pit bulls play nice with children and the police
STOCKBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they have killed a pit bull that attacked a 6-year-old boy who was bitten while riding a bike in Stockbridge Township.
Ingham County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Weiss says officials were called to a Lansing-area home about 9:30 a.m. Sunday after the boy was bitten in the leg. The boy was treated for a puncture wound and cut on his lower leg.
Weiss and a deputy went to the home and attempted to make contact with the homeowner, but no one was home. He tells the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/Pnb5Dl ) the dog was running freely in the yard and acting aggressively.
He says authorities fatally shot the dog because it “was a danger to the public.”
Weiss says deputies left a note for the homeowner, who has not called.