Charges stemming from televised dog bite dropped

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

DENVER, Colo. (AP) Prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss the case against the owner of a dog that bit a Denver television news anchor on air.

Vincent DiCroce with the City Attorney's Office says the request was made after consulting with the victim, KUSA-TV anchor Kyle Dyer.

Dyer was bitten on the face by an 85-pound Argentine mastiff Feb. 8 during a segment with the dog's owner and a firefighter who had rescued the pet from an icy pond. She received 90 stitches and underwent two operations, but no longer has difficulty talking.

KUSA-TV reports the dog's owner originally faced municipal charges of a leash law violation and a "dog attack or bite" charge. The case was scheduled to go to trial June 27.

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  • by Anonymous Location: tv land on Jun 24, 2012 at 08:23 PM
    I have heard the dog has not stopped licking itself, trying to get the taste out of its mouth.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2012 at 01:00 PM
    No, stupid "journalist" ... It doesn't take brains to either get a "journalism/communications degree" or a job on TV. Lack of common sense is, however, a prerequisite for both of those things.
  • by Jeff on Jun 24, 2012 at 07:09 AM
    I remember seeing this video. It can be found on YouTube. This ditsy reporter was at fault, it's her fault she got bit. I'm glad the charges are dropped. I just hope the dog didn't catch anything from her.
  • by Anonymous Location: gj on Jun 24, 2012 at 06:12 AM
    WTF, the stupid women should have been charged.
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      by Sauce on Jun 24, 2012 at 09:02 AM in reply to
      Stupid dog should have been shot!!!
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        by Attention! on Jun 24, 2012 at 03:21 PM in reply to Sauce
        It's a dog... I know when you compare the intelligence of a dog with a TV news person, it's close. But it's a dog, they are by nature, STUPID!.
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