Myrtle Beach man’s nose severely bitten by dog

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 5, 2014 

A Myrtle Beach man will likely have to undergo plastic reconstructive surgery after a dog bit him Tuesday night, according to a police report.

Officers were called at 8 p.m. Tuesday to an apartment at 308 Second Ave. for a dog bite, police said.

Officers found a 51-year-old man, who was holding a bloody towel to his face and EMS took him to an ambulance for treatment, according to the report. Officers learned that the man was missing half his nose and will require plastic surgery.

A 55-year-old woman, who recently moved to the area, told police she and the victim and another person were at that person’s apartment hanging out when the incident happened, according to the repot. The woman owns the dog, which is a mix of Labrador and Pitt bull, and said the dog was sleeping on the couch when the victim leaned over the dog to look at something on the computer.

When the victim got near the dog’s face, it startled the dog, which bit the man in the face, according to the report. The woman said the dog was not registered yet, but it was current on its vaccinations.

Officers did not seize the dog and determined the bite was a defensive reaction, according to the report. An officer was expected to follow up on the incident on Wednesday.

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