Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-399

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 4, 2015
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    Animal Bite

    Child seriously injured.
    • Tuesday
    • August 4, 2015
    • Time: 8:07 PM
    • 3735 Kendrick Court
    • Plant City

    Victim:

    Michael Diaz
    DOB: 9-5-13
    3735 Kendrick Court
    Plant City

    Details:

    On August 4, 2015 at approximately 8:07 a.m. Detective Jeffrey Harris, was at 3701 E. Trapnell Road conducting an interview with the business owner reference auto theft when he observed a dog with something in his mouth. The business owner and Detective Harris walked closer and realized that the dog, a 50 lb. Boxer had a child in his mouth. Detective Harris ran over to the dog and started screaming at the dog at which time the dog ran away. The business owner ran to the child's house and come in contact with the child's mother.

    The child was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

    The boxer is the family dog of the 2-year-old. Animal Services has also responded to the scene.

    The investigation continues.
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