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Pit Bull Dog Bites Woman in Centreville

Tan pit bull was one of two being walked by another woman.

Fairfax County Police responded Sunday to a report of a woman being bitten by a pit bull dog in Centreville. Patch file photo
Fairfax County Police responded Sunday to a report of a woman being bitten by a pit bull dog in Centreville. Patch file photo

A woman was bitten by a dog Sunday while out walking near Barren Springs Court and Little Rocky Run Circle in Centreville, according to Fairfax County Police.

The woman was out walking at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday when the dog bit her on the lower body, police said. The victim received a non-life threatening injury. 

The dog was described as a tan pit bull and was being walked by a woman described as Hispanic with long brown hair and also walking a second pit bull, according to police.


Mary Ann Barton March 26, 2014 at 08:57 AM
It's a story because the dog bit the woman; not because it's a pit bull. Residents in the area need to know there's a dog in the neighborhood that bites people. The Fairfax County Police issued information about this incident to get the word out.
JM Zech March 26, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Why did the woman not have better control over the pit bull that bit the other woman?
Mary Ann Barton March 26, 2014 at 09:27 AM
No idea; sounds like she didn't stick around to discuss it with the woman who was bit or police. It's probably difficult to manage your dogs if they're acting up and talk to someone at the same time but it probably would have been a good idea for her to get her dogs home and then come back to discuss the matter.
nrcbtm1 March 26, 2014 at 09:21 PM
The story doesn’t provide enough information to make any judgment. Did the woman who was bitten interact with the dog or its walker in some way before the bite? Were the dogs on short leashes, long leashes, or no leashes? Mary Ann Barton (Editor), your comments suggest to me that you know more about the story than you published.
Jean April 14, 2014 at 09:19 AM
After any dog bites a human the owner should be obligated to muzzle the dog when taking it out for future walks if there is a chance to encounter others walking. That will protect the owner from lawsuits, the dog from euthanasia, and the general public from a dog that bites. Be a responsible pet owner, you are responsible for the actions of your pet; if your pet is aggressive shout to the oncoming people that your dog is aggressive, then take your dog across the street to avoid people, or take a tight grip on the leash. Remember I am not responsible for your dog, you are.

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