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Gregory Perenich
2 March 2022

Off-duty Largo Police Dog Bites Young Boy

Off-duty Largo Police Dog Bites Young Boy

A 10-year-old boy was bit by an off-duty Largo police dog in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday, the Tarpon Springs Police Department reported.

Tarpon Springs police said they received a call just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday about a dog bite incident. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned that “an off-duty Largo Police Department Canine was accidentally released from his fenced-in yard area and bit a 10-year-old juvenile,” a news release from the Tarpon Springs department states.

Police said the boy’s father took him to the hospital, and the boy was in stable condition.