Port Saint Lucie police arrested 77-year-old Angel Bracero on the charges of attack by known dangerous dog after they say his hound mix attacked a neighbor who was riding an electric scooter.
On June 3, 2014, around 4 p.m., Bracero opened the door to leave his house when the dog, Hunter, ran out, crossed the street and bit a neighbor who was in her front yard at 625 SW Bacon Terrace, according to Port St. Lucie Police.
The victim was treated for puncture wounds on her right thigh.
Animal Control Officers took Hunter for quarantine, reviewed all complaints about Hunter's behavior and declared him dangerous on June 11, 2014.
Police also learned that on December 19, 2013, Hunter was being held on a leash held by Bracero's granddaughter when a neighbor walking her dog passed Bracero's yard.
Hunter broke loose from Braco's granddaughters' grasp, jumped on the victim, causing her to fall and injure her foot, according to a police report.
Four of seven reports of Hunter running loose were confirmed and notice was given to Bracero of the conditions and restriction relating to Hunter.
Hunter got loose again on June 29, 2014 and attacked a man who was passing by on an electric scooter, biting the victim on the shoe.
The most recent attack by Hunter violated the restrictions of a declared dangerous dog and an arrest warrant was issued against Bracero.
Hunter was subsequently confiscated and taken to the Animal Control housing unit.
Bracero was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.