Lakewood Police Taser Dog Who Attacked Owner


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A pit bull mix was turned over to Cleveland Animal Control after attacking a man last week next to an I-90 exit ramp on the Cleveland side of the border with Lakewood.

The man told officers the dog was his.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including Cleveland and Lakewood police.

When Lakewood officers arrived shortly after 2:00 p.m. on October 3, they saw the dog bite the man as he lay on the ground.

Two officers used their Tasers to stun the dog, but the dog eventually ran away.

He was found behind a nearby business and turned over to Cleveland Animal Control, which did not provide an update on the dog’s health when requested by 19 News.

In a 911 call obtained by 19 News, a woman told dispatchers she saw two men fighting.

“Someone stole my phone and I started fighting with it and my dog ​​attacked me,” the man told officers, as heard in the body camera video posted by Lakewood Police.

Police said they never found anyone else who might have been involved.

The man, considered by the police to be homeless, was taken away by ambulance.

It is not known what his condition is or what type of treatment was needed.