Myrtle Beach police issue citation after man bitten by dog

troot@thesunnews.comSeptember 30, 2013 

— A Myrtle Beach man was cited after police learned his dog bit a 56-year-old man on the hand, according to a police report.

W.B. Browning Vivian, 25, was given an animal nuisance citation after officers were called about 6 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of 66th Avenue North for an animal bite, police said.

The officers noted they had been to the same location two days prior for the same dog charging at a man, according to the report. On Sunday, officers met the victim, who had suffered an apparent puncture wound to his right hand.

The victim told police he was walking by the garage of an apartment in that area when an American Bulldog “nipped” at his hand, according to the report. The victim told police the attack was unprovoked and the dog is a danger to the community.

A witness told police that she saw the dog bite the victim, but felt the dog “was acting out of self-defense for her two small children,” but the witness didn’t tell police why the dog would have felt threatened, according to the report. Vivian arrived at the scene a short time later and took responsibility for the dog and was cited.

No other details were listed in the report.

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