Chattanooga: Woman cited after dog attacks cars

Chattanooga: Woman cited after dog attacks cars

March 14th, 2010 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Police car the bulldog chewed up.

Police car the bulldog chewed up.

A local woman was cited today by McKamey Animal Center after her bulldog attacked four cars, including two police patrol cars, according to Chattanooga police.

While running radar at 1410 Workman Road, Officer Clayton Holmes reported he felt his car shaking and upon investigating he found the bulldog chewing on his patrol car, said Officer Rebecca Royval, police department spokeswoman. The dog reportedly chewed two tires and the entire front bumper off the car, she said.

The dog also attacked two cars belonging to private citizens driving by and a second police car that arrived on scene, Officer Royval said. Officers used pepper spray and a Taser on the dog, but could not stop it, she said.

Personnel from McKamey Animal Center captured the animal, along with two other dogs that were all kept inside the fenced property at Mann's Welding. Nancy Emerling, the owner of the dogs, was cited by the animal center and all three dogs were removed from the property, Officer Royval said.