Puppy bites disabled Columbus man

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Columbus Police are investigating the report of a dog bite.

According to reports, a 40-year-old disabled man was attacked by a dog in his yard at his home on 18th Street Friday afternoon.

When officers pulled up at his house, they saw a pit-bull/lab mix male puppy on the porch of the victim's house and put it in the back of a patrol car.

The victim told police he was watering his yard when the 6-month-old dog came up to him in a playful manner.

When he tried to get the puppy to leave by motioning with his left arm, the victim says it bit down on his left wrist and wouldn't let go until he fought it off. 

The victim did not t want to prosecute the puppy's owner for the biting and refused medical treatment for several bites and scratches.

The dog's owner told officers he let the dog out on his porch and his dog would not have left the porch without being coerced by someone which is what he thinks happened.

As standard procedure, Animal Control took the puppy took custody. The animal will remain quarantined for 10 days.

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