Jul 20, 1910 Rock Island Bulldog Attacks and Bites Pedestrian


John R. Warner Set Upon by Vicious Animal Near His Home Last Evening

Rock Island - John R. Warner, 2832 Fifth avenue, was set upon by a bulldog last evening and seriously injured, there being three places on his face where the teeth of the canine sank into the flesh.  Mr. Warner was walking on Fifth avenue between Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth streets when the dog suddenly appeared.

Without warning it sprang at Mr. Warner and tried to get at his throat.  The victim turned his head in time to prevent this, however, and the dog's teeth struck the face.  Mr. warner defended himself as best he could until rescued from the savage animal, and then he went at once to receive medical attention, fearing that the bites on his face might prove serious.

This morning he entered complaint against the owners of the dog, and the police will probably shoot the animal.

The Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, IL, Jul 20, 1910