False Report in Dog Attack Case

3-31-06 - A story brought to you on First News this past Tuesday has taken another bizarre turn.

When Todd Tucker’s son Logan was bitten on the face by a pit bull almost two weeks ago, he waited seven days to report it to police. But officers said what he told them was a much different account. Tucker told First News that it was a family’s dog that bit his son on the face while he was playing with him in the living room, causing Logan to get five stitches.

But according to the police report filed, Tucker told police that a large, black, stray dog bit his son. Police cited Tucker for filing a false report on Wednesday. Police say one Tucker found out the dog would not be etherized; he became upset and decided to come clean.

He said he felt bad for not telling the police the truth in the first place. Falsifying a police report is a misdemeanor and can be punished by up to a year in the county jail.

No word yet on the punishment for Tucker.