A boy was at a public park to meet up with friends when as he started running towards the people he was there for, a dog ran up to him, knocked him down and bit his face. A neighbor saw what happened and called 9-1-1 while the boy ran home. The boy was taken to the hospital and received 65 stitches to his face. His mouth is also swollen to the point that he can’t eat solid food.
The dog owner
The owner of the dog is now facing charges of criminal negligence because he did not stay on the scene after the bite occurred. He also did not have his dog on a leash, which is required in public parks. The owner needs to be held liable for the incident at hand.