A Mansfield woman was hospitalized after she was attacked by a dog during a domestic dispute on Christmas Eve.
Police were called to 426 Hammond Ave. around 1 p.m. Dec. 24 to investigate a report of a person being bitten by a PIT BULL. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, had already been taken to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital when officers arrived.The victim told police she and her live-in girlfriend got into an argument and pushed each other, and that the dog got out of the house and attacked her.
The victim's live-in girlfriend said there was an argument but no violence, and when police arrived, she yelled at officers and told them to leave. After she failed to comply with officers' orders, she was issued summonses for obstructing official business and resisting arrest as well as for violating the city's vicious dog ordinance.
A 19-year-old female witness was arrested on a warrant. Police called the Richland County Dog Warden's Office with no success, so officers removed the dog and took it to the warden's office to be secured.