A Minnesota woman who was taking out her trash was attacked by a police dog on the hunt for two burglary suspects—and now she’s suing the dog’s officer, The Washington Post said.
The 5-year-old police dog, Gabe, was allowed to roam on a 20 foot leash at the time of the September attack, according to body cam footage. As the officers chased down the suspects, Gabe ran past a dumpster and bit the right arm of Desiree Collins, 52, refusing to let go.
“Please,” Collins yelled, according to the footage. “Help me!”
Gabe released Collins after 30 seconds of clenching. “What did I do to him?” Collins asked.
“Nothing,” an officer responded. “Just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
But Collins is now filing a federal suit against one of the officers, Thaddeus Schmidt, for the incident.
“What you have here is a completely innocent person taking out their garbage … and a