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A pit bull was removed from a S. Ridge Street home in South Lyon after it bit its owner and killed a pomeranian at the home.

South Lyon Police were called to the home Saturday just before 5 p.m. by the 23-year-old owner, who told officers the dog attacked him, biting the man in the leg. The man’s other dog, a pomeranian, apparently lunged at the pit bull in response. The pit bull bit the other dog in the next, killing it instantly, a report stated.

The man secured the pit bull in the back yard and called police, telling them to kill or remove the dog. The man said he adopted the dog in February. The animal reportedly had multiple bite mark scars and what appeared to be two bullet holes.

Oakland County Animal Control was called to pick up the dog, and several police from South Lyon and the Lyon Township sheriff’s substation to help remove the dog. The report stated the dog repeatedly charged officers, barked and growled. A sheriff’s deputy tased the dog, but it broke free from the wires. Eventually the dog was secured with snare poles and caged in a deputy’s vehicle.

The dog was to be euthanized.

Tailgating leads to arrest

A 29-year-old South Lyon man with multiple warrants was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. last Thursday.

The man was caught while driving on Nine Mile Road. An officer said he was tailgating behind another vehicle near Brookfield Drive, so the officer stopped him, a report stated.

The officer said the man admitted to having a suspended driver’s license. Police said a computer check indicated the man had three current suspensions and one prior conviction for driving with a suspended license. The man apparently had two bench warrants, one for failing to appear in court for the suspended license charge, and one for contempt of court. The man was arrested and processed.

Police said the man agreed to appear in court on both issues before being released on bond.

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