A woman described as acting strangely on a central Minnesota farmer’s property let a large dog out of her pickup truck, and the animal bit a sheriff’s deputy called to the scene, authorities said.
The incident midday Thursday in Lake George Township left the deputy with puncture wounds on his left leg, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
Also injured was a Sauk Centre police officer who was kicked in the head by the 24-year-old woman during her arrest, the Sheriff’s Office added.
The woman, from nearby Brooten, remains jailed Sunday on suspicion of making terroristic threats, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and assault. She has yet to be charged. The dog was put in quarantine.
According to a Sheriff’s Office statement:
The farm’s owner reported that a woman he didn’t know was in his yard “whipping doughnuts” in a pickup truck and acting strangely in other ways.
A deputy arrived and spotted the woman on top of the pickup, yelling and screaming.
The deputy talked her into getting off the truck. While she complied, the woman continued to “act in an erratic and aggressive manner,” the Sheriff’s Office statement read, and she also let a full-grown Mastiff out of the pickup.
The dog bit the deputy in the left leg. Other officers at the scene restrained the woman and contained the dog.
The woman was evaluated at St. Cloud Hospital before being jailed. The injured deputy and officer were treated for their wounds at a hospital in Sauk Centre and released.