Take-away trip turns into dog-bite ordeal

By TAMARA KEMP tamara.kemp@capnews.com.au

BEFORE William Halligan could take a bite out of his KFC meal, a dog took a bite out him.

At 8.30pm on night, the 58-year-old was attacked by a dog on the corner of Campbell and Archer streets, Rock- hampton.

Mr Halligan received teeth marks to his left forearm and a bite to his wrist.

His navy blue and orange fleecy-lined jumper ended up with a hole a tennis ball could fit through.

"One minute I'm on my way back from KFC, on Archer Street, the next minute I have a dog on the end of my arm,'' he said.

"On a pain scale of one to 10, I would probably rate it an eight.'' Mr Halligan said his arm went numb seconds after the attack.

He said he moved his arm to shake off the dog.

"I pushed him away and the dog tried to attack again,'' he said.

"On my way home, I took giant, fast strides so I could ring triple-0.''

Rockhampton police duty Sergeant Gary Walsh said the owner of the dog, a 25-year-old man, had been charged with assault.



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