- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy is recovering after fatally shooting a guard dog that mauled her outside of a car repair shop.

Sheriff John Whetsel says Susan Perkins was attacked by the 6-year-old pit bull Monday while trying to deliver a restraining order to an employee at Portillo Auto Repair in Oklahoma City. He says the 21-year department veteran saw warning signs about the dog but didn’t see the animal before going onto the property.

Whetsel says the dog attacked Perkins after she knocked on the door and she shot the animal with her handgun. He says she needed 13 staples and four stiches on her leg.

The business owner’s son, London Portillo, says the deputy should have paid attention to the signs or called the shop in advance.

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