Police increase reward in dog attack along Atlanta Beltline in Buckhead

Atlanta police doubled a reward to help find and arrest the suspect in a dog attack that occurred along the Beltline earlier this month.

The woman was attacked April 2 while walking her dog along the Atlanta Beltline in Buckhead, according to Atlanta police.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect, described as a woman wearing a bonnet cap, a gray sweatshirt with a large white logo on the back and black pants. She was walking a brown and white dog. The breed of the dog was not released.

According to Atlanta police, the victim was walking her dog along the Beltline near the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center when her dog was attacked by another dog. The woman, identified by Channel 2 Action News as Lane Pilcher, was bitten on the arm by the dog. Pilcher is a nurse who treats coronavirus patients, Channel 2 reported.

“The second dog’s owner was able to gain control of her animal and told the victim she was going to contain her dog and then return,” Atlanta police Officer Anthony Grant said. But the woman did not return.

Pilcher had a serious bite wound on her upper arm that required medical treatment, police said.

“There was just flesh hanging from my arm,” Pilcher told Channel 2.

Anyone with information on the dog owner's identity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com . Tipsters can remain anonymous and receive a reward of up to $4,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.


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