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Man Who Held Dog for Customer Entering Supermarket Reports Being Bitten on Nose

The alleged incident involving a Chihuahua occurred outside the Publix in Winder.

A Winder resident reported being bitten by a Chihuahua he was holding for a customer entering a local  supermarket. 

An officer with the was dispatched to the Winder business May 5, 2012, in reference to an animal complaint. 

The complainant reported he was at the front entrance when a customer entering the store asked him to hold his dog. The customer was reportedly cashing in a winning lottery ticket.

The complainant agreed to hold the dog and while the customer was in the store, the dog reportedly bit him on the nose causing a small laceration. The complainant said there was also an injury to the inside of his upper lip.

The complainant said he returned the dog to the customer when he exited the store and the customer left. 

Sometime later, a Publix employee called the Winder Police Department and identified the customer with the dog. The officer was unable to make contact with the customer to verify his information.

Would you hold a stranger's dog while he or she went into a store? Tell us in comments. 

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Amber Knight Murphy May 10, 2012 at 12:28 AM
what an idiot. First, why would you just be standing there outside publix with time to waste holding a stranger's dog, second, why would you get out of your car holding a small dog with the intention of going into a grocery store, and third, why would you put your face that close to a strange dog? Please someone give me an answer to the insanity in this situation!

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