DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police have arrested a woman for owning a dangerous dog.
Dallas Police say they charged Alicia Hernandez, 64, after multiple offenses
This is the first time someone has been criminally charged for owning a dangerous dog in Dallas.
In the past, animal control only issued citations.
In July, Hernandez’s dog, a pit bull, attacked someone walking past the front of her house.
The dog was taken into custody and placed in quarantine, then released back to Hernandez.
The same dog attacked a woman on August 6 and she was injured.
Additional history indicates that the owner had been cited for seven 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, according to Dallas Police.
Hernandez is in jail with bond set at $5,000.
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