RICHMOND HILL, BRYAN COUNTY GA - A PIT BULL BROUGHT INTO A CAR WASH BY ITS OWNER ATTACKED THE OWNER OF THE CAR WASH AS HE WAS WALKING BY
Richmond Hill Police were summoned to the Royal Oak Car Wash on Oct. 21 after a report of a man being attacked by a dog. Upon arrival an employee of the car wash explained that the owner of the business had been attacked by a customer’s Pit bull in the main lobby and had gone to Urgent Care for treatment of his injuries.
When the officer, Steven Potts, went outside to speak with the owner the dog became aggressive toward Potts. When the dog’s owner pulled its leash the dog then snapped at the owner. After which Potts instructed the owner to put the dog inside his vehicle.
The dog’s owner told the officer the dog had just become being aggressive toward other people in the last six months.
Video showed the owner waiting at the counter with his dog next to him. As the car wash owner walked behind them the dog jumped at him and bit his right hand which required stitches.
A Bryan County Animal Control officer arrived and explained that the dog must be impounded for a 10-day quarantine period while he confirmed the dog’s shots were up to date.
The dog’s owner was advised to keep the dog muzzled in the future if he leaves his residence with it.
The car wash owner stated he would no longer allow customers to bring their animals into the business.