Oklahoma County deputy shoots, kills dog after being mauled
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering after being mauled by a dog while she was on duty.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says Susan Perkins was attacked by a 6-year-old pit bull Monday while trying to deliver a restraining order to a worker at Portillo Auto Repair in Oklahoma City.
Deputies say the 21-year department veteran saw warning signs about the dog, but did not see the dog was out.
According to Perkins, the dog ran out of a doghouse and was chained but could reach the front door with the chain on.
Investigators say the dog attacked Perkins after she knocked on the door.
Deputy Perkins said she tried to kick the dog to get it off of her, but that didn’t work.
She was then forced to use her weapon, and that’s when the deputy shot and killed the dog.
The deputy’s legs were injured and in the dog attack.
She needed 13 staples and four stitches on her leg.
According to investigators, Perkins’ injuries were just a few inches from a major artery.
She has been released from the hospital, but isn’t back to work yet.
Tulsa World is reporting the business owner’s son, London Portillo, says the deputy should have paid attention to the signs or called the shop in advance.