TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say an angry dog sent three people to the hospital after one tried to put a sweater on it.Tampa police say the pit bull mix named Scarface bit a 52-year-old woman who was trying to dress him on Friday and her husband was attacked while trying to pull the dog off of her. Police say the couple’s 22-year-old son was attacked while trying to stop the dog by stabbing it in the neck and head.

The three people escaped the house and left the dog in the backyard.

Police say animal control officers shot it with a tranquilizer gun, but it managed to get back into the house where there were two children present. Police used a bean bag gun and stun gun on the animal before catching it.


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  1. Okay, I am sorry they were bitten and I hope the bites are not too serious BUT lets be fair here. They were trying to dress the dog in a sweater, in Tampa. Now usually, a dog is going to give you an indication that they are not pleased when you are doing something like that and if you ignore the warning signs of your dog, you are going to get what you get. AS for the husband and son getting bit, well, there was already a situation going on and they may have ‘put their hands in the wrong place at the wrong time’. I was not there but dressing a dog up has to only be done to dogs that are certainly ok with it.

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