WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - Police say a California man who refused to surrender his wallet to a 16-year-old thief was mauled when the teenager's father sicced their pit bull on the victim.
Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza says the dog chewed off parts of the 43-year-old victim's ears and he stitches were required to close wounds. The man is described as stable at an Orange County hospital.
Investigators say 51-year-old Richard Aragon Sr. and his teen son have been arrested and booked for investigation of attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
The teenager approached the Whittier man at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday and demanded his wallet.
When he refused, the Pasadena Star-News says Aragon joined in and released his pit bull on the victim, who was then punched and kicked.
Information from: Pasadena Star-News
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