Dog Attack

Owner charged after dog bites off man's ear at North Austin bus stop

Owner charged after dog bites off man's ear at North Austin bus stop

KVUE — A man is wanted by Austin Police after his dog attacked a man at a bus stop, biting his ear off, according to a Travis County arrest affidavit Tuesday. According to the arrest affidavit, the incident happened on September 5, 2014 at the bus stop located at 5403 Cameron Rd.

The victim told police he saw Ronald Flynn, 55, at the bus stop with his dog. Flynn was reportedly feeding his dog an apple when told the victim he didn't have enough money to feed the dog meat, according to the arrest affidavit.

Flynn then walked to an alleyway leaving the dog unattended. According to the victim, the dog — unprovoked — attacked him. He tried to call 911 at a pay phone, but told police the phone didn't work.

The victim then boarded boarded a bus where the bus driver told him he should go to the hospital because he was bleeding "heavily." The bus driver dropped the victim off near another pay phone and the victim was able to call 911. He was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge and treated for his injuries.

Flynn and his dog were not easily located because Flynn is a known transient in the area. The victim was able to identify Flynn in a police lineup.


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Police are looking for a suspect in a dog bite incident.