Oakland County, Michigan Sheriff’s deputies had to be dispatched to a residence at around 12:30 p.m. on December 27 for a reported dog bite. The victim, who suffered personal injuries in the attack, was described as a 90-year-old retired doctor living with his daughter and her adult children.
One of his grandchildren, a 35-year-old man, was the owner of Akita, a Japanese hunting dog.
According to Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe, the victim had let the dog inside the house to escape the rain and had begun to open a box of candy when the dog attacked him. McCabe said the man fell to the floor and the dog bit him on the right here, resulting in severe trauma. His daughter stopped the attack and also received several bites in the process.
The victim received transport to Crittenton Hospital.McCabe said the daughter told police that the attack was the sixth instance of the dog biting someone. It was taken to Oakland County Animal Control.