September 1, 2009

Dog flattens deputy’s tires

Authorities in North Carolina said a pit bull used its powerful jaws to flatten the tires of a deputy's patrol car.

Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, said Deputy Lynn Lavallis responded Sunday evening to a call placed by Gloria Bass, who told dispatchers her daughter was being chased by a dog that was attempting to bite her bicycle tire, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported Tuesday.

However, Tanna said the deputy did not see the dog or the girl when she arrived at Bass's home, near Hope Mills. Instead, she said Bass's pet pit bull attacked the tires of her car while she was speaking to the homeowner.

The dog didn't try to attack the deputy. He just doesn't like tires, Tanna said.

Tanna said Bass will be billed $504.60 for the cost of the tires. No action was taken against the dog because it was on its owner's property and did not injure anyone.