Commerce police cited a Lemarr Drive woman for having a vicious animal after her dog attacked and bit a pizza deliveryman.
According to an arrest report, a 34-year-old white male Papa John’s Pizza deliveryman walked in at the public safety complex and reported that when he approached the 106 Lemarr Drive residence, Michelle Renee Streetman, 34, warned him that the dog would bite. He told police he asked her to secure the dog, at which time they completed the transaction for the food.
He told the police that she had not restrained the dog, and after the transaction was completed, the long-haired dog bit him several times and he attempted to defend himself by swatting at the dog with the pizza delivery bag. He told the police that Streetman yelled, “What are you doing?” but made no attempt to control the animal.
Police observed a bite wound on the man’s leg, sent him to the emergency room and responded to the residence, where they noticed a “Beware of Dog” warning sign.
Streetman related a different version of events. She told officers that she warned the victim about the dog, but he said he was “fine.” She also said she tried to call off the dog as it was attacking him.
The report noted that during the interview the dog was “accidentally let loose” and Streetman was unable to control it. Officers captured the animal, and because Streetman could not produce proof that it was current on its rabies vaccination, transported it to Commerce Veterinary Hospital.