Deputy Injured After Homeless Man Allows His Dog To Attack Her


Seffner,Fla.(970 WFLA)-A Hillsborough County Deputy is recovering after being attacked by a dog.  It happened Monday morning in Seffner at a shopping plaza on Pine Street.  

Deputy Annamaria Dilascio was responding to a call about homeless people and their dogs causing a disturbance.  The sheriff's office says after repeated instructions for the owners not to release their dogs, Randy Betts released his pit-bull who attacked Deputy DiLascio, biting her in the upper thigh and lower calf.  She was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released.  

Two dogs were taken into custody, and their owner is charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.  Additional deputies arrived on scene and struggled with Betts before placing him under arrest. He is charged with Trespass After Warning, Resist With Violence and Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. 

Ashley DeSouza was charged with Trespass After Warning. 

Both were booked into Orient Road Jail.

Photo Credit: Hillsborough Sheriff's Office


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