A woman told police her finger was bitten off when a dog belonging to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott bit her last month, according to 911 audio released Friday.
In the audio, obtained by KTVT-TV (Channel 11), the unidentified woman frantically describes to a 911 operator her attempt to break up a fight between her dog and two dogs owned by Prescott.
The attack happened Feb. 25 in a Frisco neighborhood. Police and animal services officials were called to the area just before 11 a.m. when the woman saw two loose dogs fighting with her dog through a fence in her yard.One of the dogs bit her as she tried to stop the fight, officials said.”They’ve broken down my fence and they’re in the backyard,” the woman told the 911 operator, according the audio. “They bit off my finger.”She was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.
The two loose dogs, which escaped through an open door, were captured, and officials discovered they belonged to Prescott, who was not home at the time. One of the dogs was returned to his home.
The dog that bit the woman, an American Staffordshire terrier, has been quarantined at the Collin County Animal Shelter. The dog, identified by KTVT-TV as Icon, is to remain at the shelter until a hearing is held to determine if it is dangerous.Under state law, a “dangerous” dog is one that “makes an unprovoked attack on a person that causes bodily injury” outside of its enclosure or that commits acts outside of its enclosure that lead a person to “reasonably believe that the dog will attack and cause bodily injury to that person.”
If the court determines that the dog is dangerous, it would have to be registered with animal control and kept on a leash when outside. Prescott would also have to obtain liability insurance for the dog.If the court finds that the dog caused serious bodily injury to the woman, it could order the dog euthanized.
Charges haven’t been filed in the incident. A misdemeanor charge of dog at large is punishable with a fine of up to $500.A Cowboys representative previously declined to comment on the incident.