A pit bull was captured in Carlsbad after biting a bicyclist and charging at police officers who were dispatched to the area, according to Carlsbad police.
The dog chased and bit the bicyclist on the foot in the 3500 block of Roosevelt Street at about 7:30 a.m., Sunday according to Sgt. Mike Larson. When officers arrived about eight minutes later, they found the victim bleeding from a wound to his foot. The injury did not require medical attention, Larson said.
Officers located and cornered the dog in the driveway of a home, used pepper spray to keep the dog cornered, then shot the dog with a bean-bag gun when it attempted to attack them, Larson said.
The dog, who received minor injuries from the bean-bag shot, was eventually taken into custody by a San Diego County Department of Animal Services officer who used a capture pole.
“Officers used an abundance of restraint when the dog charged at them, then called for animal control officers,” Larson said. “The Carlsbad Police Department would like to thank the San Diego County Department of Animal Services for their assistance.”
— City News Service