The lawsuit alleges the attack left the victim with a permanent disability. The woman says it took 14 stitches to close a wound on her right arm caused by the dog.
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, http://www.roanoke.com