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Police: Dog Incident Victim Lied to Police About How it Happened

Shorewood police say a Shorewood woman who was mauled on Milwaukee's east side — not here as originally believed — has been released from the hospital after treatment. She also lied to police about how the incident unfolded.

A 31-year-old Shorewood woman who was mauled by a dog late Thursday afternoon has been released from a local hospital, according to police. But her original story — that the dog was loose and unfamiliar — has been shown to be false.

According to Milwaukee police, the woman was a professional dog walker, walking the dog in question on Milwaukee's east side at East Locust Street and Shepard Avenue.

The dog became startled and bit the woman, causing her injuries. She told medical personnel at the hospital where she sought treatment that she was bit by a dog in Shorewood, to protect the canine from being put down.

She originally said the dog was loose, and as she was bending down to check its collar, when the dog attacked.

Police were led to believe the incident took place at the intersection of North Oakland Avenue and East Olive Street in Shorewood. Shorewood police subsequently canvassed neighborhoods searching for a 60-pound black dog with a white chest.

The case has been turned over to the Milwaukee Police Department.

Greg June 15, 2012 at 09:01 PM
What about referring it to the D.A. for criminal charges?
Cricket June 15, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Hopefully since the dog is known and they can find out if it has had it's shots it won't have to be put down. I hope it won't have to be put down. Dogs react differently than people. I wish the woman had not lied though. A lot of people were really concerned and frightened.
b authentic June 16, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Poor woman was bit in the face by a dog she knew and cared for. She panicked and didn't tell the truth. Give her a break.
Naive One June 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Wait, wait. I know this woman and I also know her father, Gepetto. Her father told her that if she lied..............................................................
Chuck Cronan June 16, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Sounds like a fairy tail, huh?

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