Police seek dog owner

Published 8:38 pm Monday, December 3, 2012

Washington police are looking for a man about a dog bite. The incident happened Sunday around 5:30 p.m., when Crystal Floyd, 23, of Pinetown was bitten by a dog said to belong to a man driving a red, extended-cab pickup truck, possibly a Dodge, according to a press release from Lt. William Chrismon, spokesman for the Washington Police Department.
Floyd was at the Wilco Hess on John Small Avenue, across from Food Lion east in Washington, when she spotted a truck with several dogs in the back. According to the police report, one of the dogs jumped out of truck and Floyd approached the truck in an attempt to find the owner. The owner was not in sight and when Floyd turned to walk away, the dog bit her on each of her calves, the report said.
When the driver of the truck returned to the vehicle, Floyd told the man not to leave, according to the report.
The man left the scene and was last scene driving east out of Washington city limits on U.S. Highway 264, according to the Chrismon’s press release.
The police report also stated the number Floyd had copied from the truck’s license plate, MWV-1529, did not exist.
Chrismon advised that the license plate on the truck may be similar to MWV-1592 and that police are looking for any information about the dog owner. The driver of the truck was described as a Hispanic male. The dog in question was described as a blond-haired golden retriever.
“If anyone knows who owns this vehicle and can help law enforcement identify the dog owner, please call Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444,” Chrismon wrote.