Runaway police dog bites Wichita boy

November 19, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Authorities say a runaway Kansas police dog bit a teenager on the face and chest.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the German shepherd, named Bocephus, disappeared Monday night. Someone found the dog, put him on a leash and walked around a neighborhood in an unsuccessful search for his owner.

The person then returned home, and Bocephus was placed in the bedroom of a boy, 14. The teen took the dog for a walk the next morning and was bit while removing the leash.

The post says the boy was treated at a clinic for minor injuries. Lt. Tim Myers says the dog will return to service after ten-day quarantine, which is standard after a bite. Police don’t know how the dog got out.

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