On Saturday August 6, 2016, at about 7:00 a.m., a 38-year-old female was walking along Rosewood Avenue and Lucas Street. As she approached a home in the 4400 block of Rosewood Avenue, a 65 pound tan and black pit-bull ran out of front yard gate and attacked her. The victim sustained serious bodily injury, which included puncture wounds to her leg, a large portion of flesh removed from the outside of her right calf and cuts on her hands, wrist and chest.
The victim was transported to Parkland Hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue where she was hospitalized and treated for her injuries. After the attack, the dog ran back through the gate and into the fenced yard. Responding police officers found that the front gate to the home was not secured. The dog was seized by Dallas Animal Services and remains in the shelter.
Animal Services records indicate that the same dog had jumped the fence and attacked a 41-year-old female who was working on a home down the street on July 9, 2016. That victim was treated at Parkland Hospital for bites to the right side of her ribs, but did not sustain serious bodily injury. Dallas Animal Services had seized and quarantined the dog for ten days and had cited the suspect. The suspect regained custody of the dog on July 19. Steps were being taken to declare the animal as a “Dangerous Dog.”
Additional history indicates that the owner had been cited for 7 violations in 2010 for numerous violations including animal at large. The investigation revealed that the owner was criminally negligent and was aware of the substantial and unjustifiable risk to the public by her dogs.
Today, Dallas Police arrested Alicia Hernandez, a 64-year-old Latin female, for the offense of Attack by Dangerous Dog F/3.
Mrs. Hernandez was transported to Lew Sterrett Justice Center and is being held on a $5000 bond.