Pet Owner Assaulted while Chasing after Loose Dog

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LORAIN, OH (WOIO) – A pet owner was assaulted and threatened while chasing after her dog Tuesday evening.

According to Lorain Police, a 20-year-old woman was walking her dog just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on West Erie Avenue when her dog got loose and ran over to an apartment building. The owner attempted to retrieve the dog but was confronted by an apartment resident.

The two got into a verbal spat and the male reportedly threatened to throw the dog into the lake. Next, the altercation heated up and the male shoved the woman to the ground hurting her wrists.

The pet owner was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Lorain.

Police were told the suspect's name by apartment management but were unable to locate him.

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