Man Steals Purse, Then Attacked by Dog

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(Photo Courtesy: Eastlake Police Department Facebook page)

EASTLAKE, Ohio — A purse thief learned a painful lesson thanks to a family’s dog, the Eastlake Police Department reports.

It happened on Tuesday after Timothy Drenski, 22, followed an elderly woman into the bathroom at the Lucky Charms Sweepstakes Café.

According to the EPD’s Facebook page, Drenski snatched the woman’s purse, then fled the building.

He ran through several yards until he unknowingly entered a fenced area with a large Rottweiler, which bit him.

Thanks to the dog, officers soon caught up with Drenski in a nearby yard, just as he was running to a waiting vehicle.

Drenksi was charged with felony theft.