Va. woman attacked by English bull terrier sues owner for $600K

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who was with her children when she was attacked by an English bull terrier and dragged to the ground is suing the dog’s owner for $600,000.

The Roanoke Times reported Thursday that Crystal Gayle Motley’s August lawsuit alleges the attack left her with a permanent disability. She says it took 14 stitches to close a wound on her right arm caused by Mark Farley Roberts’ dog, Wolfgang.

Wolfgang attacked Motley and a man in March while bystanders tried to fight Wolfgang off with rope, pepper spray, a mop and a hammer. A bystander then shot Wolfgang, who was later euthanized.

Roberts was fined $525 in June on charges including having an unlicensed dog. He says he doesn’t have a lawyer yet to represent him in the case.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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