A dog that broke its leash set off a chain of actions that ended with one person being treated for a dog bite and the dog owner injured with a garden tool.
Both injuries were not considered life-threatening and the dog is currently in quarantine, said Turlock Police Sgt. Michael Parmley.
The incident began around 4:15 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Angelus Street.
The dog owner took his 3-year-old pit bull out for some fresh air on a leash, but the dog broke the leash and was on the loose.
The dog ran over and bit a nearby individual, Parmley said.
The owner was trying to stop the dog from biting when a third individual picked up a garden hand tool to try and stop the dog.
However, in the ruckus the dog’s owner ended up being stabbed in the back with the three-prong tool, which resulted in a trip to the hospital for a minor injury, Parmley said.
The dog bite was to the individual’s leg.
The dog was being quarantined at home and animal control was informed of the incident.