Rock Hill man walking puppy reports Saint Bernard attack

A Rock Hill man told police he was bitten and scratched by a Saint Bernard while walking his daughter’s puppy Sunday afternoon.

In the incident on Forest Lane, the man told officers that the larger dog ignored owner’s commands and came into the roadway where he was walking, so he picked up the puppy. The Saint Bernard then jumped on him, scratching and biting him, the man said.

The victim showed police scratches on his back and leg and the incident was confirmed by the dog’s owner, but the victim declined to pursue charges against the owner.