Firestone woman hospitalized after dog attack
FIRESTONE, Colorado ” A Firestone woman has been hospitalized after she was attacked by a 100-pound dog that authorities say has bitten other people.
Fifty-four-year-old Myrna Lee was listed in fair condition at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.
Police said her face and head were mangled and bloody after she was bitten Saturday in the yard of the dog’s owner, 41-year-old David Riley of Firestone.
Riley was injured when he tried to stop the attack, police said. He was treated and then arrested on charges of owning a dangerous dog and obstructing police.
Police said Riley was slow to respond to an officer’s order to take the dog into his house after the attack and was later slow to respond when officers ordered him to come out of the house.
His mother, 59-year-old Jackie Riley, was cited on a charge of owning a dangerous dog.
No phone listing could be found for either.
Police and court records say the dog was involved with two other dogs in attacks on another Firestone resident and on a veterinarian’s employee.
Police Chief David Montgomery said judges have allowed the Rileys to keep dogs that have attacked people.
“How many people have to get mauled before the dogs are taken away from that family?” he said.
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