Thursday, May 14, 2009

News Flash! (Man bites police, his 'dangerous dog' runs away)

The Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias reported that a man bit a police officer following a fight over a "dangerous dog".
A 35-years-old man was walking his Pit Bull Terrier in Cova da Moura on Sunday, 10:15 am, when two police officers stopped him for not having a harness and muzzle on his dog.
The man refused to identify himself and proceeded to threaten the officers with his dog, turning the animal loose upon them. The dog raned away.
The police officers then attempted to get the man who fought back with them, breaking one officer's finger and biting the other on the wrist. Both then went to the hospital by the Metropolian police.The man, yesterday, has been placed under house arrest while police continue to search for the missing pooch.
The authorities have been cracking down on "dangerous dogs" since 2004 when legislation went into effect targeting the breeds "Argentinean Dogue, Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Inu Tosa and other dogs that have been crossed with these breeds." 2 Portuguese law compels such dogs to be walked on a leash no longer than 3 ft. by persons no younger than 16 years old. They must also carry identification papers and wear a muzzle. (The dogs or the humans?)

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