Police Forced to Shoot Dog that Attacked Them

Posted at 4:35 AM, Feb 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-27 04:35:21-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A bizarre chain of events forced police to fatally shoot a dog that attacked them. It all started with a couple of teens throwing snowballs.

Officers say it happened late Tuesday night, on Rose Street near Division. According to police, a couple of teens were throwing snowballs at traffic, even damaging a few cars.

Officers arrested one of the teens. The other ran into a nearby home. Police say that’s when the homeowner let his dog loose. It started attacking one of the officers, and ended up attacking the owner himself.

More police came to help out, and when the pit bull turned it’s attention back on police, that’s when they fatally shot it.

No one was seriously hurt, but the dog’s owner was taken to the hospital and is expected to face charges.

The second teen who ran from police was eventually arrested.