A pit bull ran down and bit the sneaker of a 12-year-old girl waiting for her school bus Wednesday morning in Dorchester, according to police.
The girl attempted to run away but the dog pursued her and "latched onto her foot,” police said in a press release. “Individuals who witnessed the incident stated the dog’s owner did nothing to stop the dog and was seen laughing.”
A man riding by on a motorcycle stopped and freed the girl’s foot from the dog’s bite, police said. A school nurse determined the girl was uninjured as the bite did not pierce through the shoe, police said.
When Boston police officers went to the dog owner’s Talbot Avenue address, she did not answer the door, police said. The incident is now under investigation by the city Animal Control Office.
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