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Pit bull bites roommate twice in one day, owner charged

Mariah Mahoney with a pit bull dog, via Facebook
Mariah Mahaney with a pit bull dog, via Facebook

MASON CITY – A young pit bull dog bit its owner’s roommate twice in one day, leading to charges.

Mason City police say that on June 2, 2016, at 12:30 pm, a person reported her dog had bitten her 19-year-old roommate on the arm next door at 1526 North Penn. The caller was able to get her dog off her roommate and confined before police, fire medics, and animal control arrived.

The roommate was transported to Mercy Hospital by fire dept staff. The extent of the victim’s injuries are unknown but the wounds did appear to need immediate medical attention.

This was the 2nd time in 24 hrs that the dog had bitten her roommate. The first time was not reported to police. The dog, a 2 year-old pitbull, is current on its rabies vaccination but did not have a current city license.

The owner, Mariah Mahaney, 1524 N Penn, Mason City, was cited for No Animal License. The dog was quarantined by animal control for 10 days.

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