ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)– Anne Arundel County Police are searching for a dog and its owner after a jogger was attacked.
Andrea Fujii explains the suspect didn’t just leave the victim behind. He also left his other two dogs.
A bulldog mix will likely be put down in a week after a jogger identified it as one of the dogs that attacked him on Monday.
It happened at Davidsonville Park while the 23-year-old was running. Police say a man was walking three large dogs when two of them got loose, biting the jogger.
“The handler left the scene with one dog, leaving the other two dogs behind,” Justin Mulcahy of the Anne Arundel County Police. “He entered a vehicle that was described as being gold or blue, possibly a Dodge minivan.”
The jogger was able to get away and call police. Animal Control then captured one dog– the bulldog mix. The second dog was eventually found but died on the way to Animal Control.
Police say both dogs were bleeding and witnesses claim they’d been fighting earlier.
Knowing the dog owner is out there leaves park users with mixed feelings.
“They described him as having a van, so I was looking for vans. So when I pulled in, I was looking for vans to make sure this guy wasn’t around,” said one person.
“I don’t think it’s a normal occurrence. No way in this world! Maggie and I just finished walking,” said another.
Animal Control says if the suspect doesn’t claim this dog within the week, he will be euthanized.
The jogger was treated and released for bite wounds to his arms and legs.
Police say the suspect is a man in his mid 20s and left a Green Bay Packers hat at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call police.