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Rottweiler put down after biting owner in Palatka

8:50 PM, May 14, 2013   |    comments
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PALATKA, Fla. -- A man was air-lifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville from Palatka, after telling a woman he flagged down he had been attacked by a dog.
60-year-old Tommie Lee Bennett suffered severe injuries to his head and scalp.
Bennett said it was a "Rottweiler-type dog," according to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
A short-time later, a large Rottweiler was caught loose in the area, and Bennett's family members say the dog was his.
The dog was euthanized and the tissue samples have been sent to a lab for testing.

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