Police: Owner flees after dog bites woman

June 5, 2018

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island are searching for a woman who ran away when her dog bit another woman in the face.

The Warwick Police Department says the victim was outside of her home when the pet owner walked by with her dog.

The victim told police she asked the woman if the dog was friendly, and extended her hand to the animal when the owner confirmed. Police say the dog then jumped up and bit her in the face.

The victim says the woman apologized before leaving with her dog. The alleged attack was captured on surveillance video that police released to the public Monday.

An investigation is ongoing.

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