WARWICK, R.I. (WJAR) — The Warwick Police Department is searching for a woman who allegedly ran from the scene after her dog bit another woman in the face.
Police said the woman told them she asked if the dog was friendly when she encountered the pooch and her owner walking.
“(The owner told me), ‘He loves lovings and he won't bite.’ She said he doesn't bite. I went like this with my hand, called him handsome,” Margie, who didn’t want to use her last time out of fear for retaliation, told NBC 10 News. “I think I barely got the word out. And he just lunged up at me. You can see it in the video."
Police released a surveillance video of a woman running with her dog. The footage doesn't show her staying to help.
“All I remember saying is, ‘Oh, dear God. Oh, dear God. Oh, dear God,’” said Margie, who said she went outside her home on Richmond Drive to take in her trash bins. “I remember (the owner) saying, ‘I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.’”
Margie added that she spent days in the hospital and is still recovering. She said she is worried about possibly getting rabies.
“I’m grateful that he didn't lung at my throat and I didn't bleed to death,” Margie said. “I'm upset that my grandson saw it all and she just took off.”
Margie is hoping the owner comes forward and contacts authorities.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 401-468-4378.