Calif. dog owner charged in attack on child

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Updated: 2/11 12:18 pm

MURIETTA, Calif. (AP, MyNews4.com & KRNV) — A Southern California man was arrested after his Akita attacked a toddler at a home improvement store has been charged with felony negligence.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports 62-year-old Robert Kahn of Murrieta was charged Monday. He is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 27 and remains free on $5,000 bail.

Police said the 3-year-old boy was bitten on the face and neck by the leashed dog at a Lowe's store on Dec. 28. The boy needed about 50 stitches to fix his wounds.

Investigators found the dog had injured two other children, ages 3 and 5, in separate unreported incidents in October and November.

Kahn's lawyer, Nic Cocis, said it's unusual for a dog owner to be charged with a crime in a case involving an accidental bite.

The Akita named Chester has been taken in by a rescue facility.

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buacl - 2/12/2014 7:30 PM
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Why take your dog to a home improvement store or anywhere if you already know he is aggressive to strangers? Get a life. An irresponsible and selfish man.
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