Pit bull bites waitress outside Oviedo restaurant

By Amaka Ubaka, Reporter, aubaka@wkmg.com
Published On: May 18 2014 12:06:21 AM EDT
Updated On: May 19 2014 09:34:20 AM EDT

A server was bitten by a pit bull in front of a crowd of people eating at Outback Steakhouse Saturday night.

OVIEDO, Fla. -

A server was bitten by a pit bull in front of a crowd of people eating at Outback Steakhouse in Oviedo.

The incident happened Saturday night near the intersection of Mitchell Hammock Road and Alafaya Trail.

Oviedo police said the woman was working in the outdoor dining area of the restaurant when the dog bit her on the arm.

Only Local 6 caught emergency crews responding to the restaurant. Christopher Rodriquez was eating when it happened.

“You hear all the sirens, all the commotion outside, I saw tons of cops,” said Rodriguez. “Everyone was asking what was going on.”

Oviedo police said that a woman was sitting in the outside dining area with her pit bull when a waitress approached to give the dog water in a bowl and she was bitten.

“(The dog) was chilling on the ground when I came in. He seemed pretty docile, but I didn't approach it or anything,” said customer Shelly Welch.

Welch said the pit bull was brown and weighed at least 50 pounds.  She said she didn't think it was a service dog.

“It was a decent size dog. I would have been a little terrified if it came at me," she said.

Police said the server suffered a flesh wound, but some customers said if it happened to them they'd think twice about coming back.

“I think I would I would be traumatized to go back to a restaurant ,especially if dogs were there," a customer said.

Oviedo police said Seminole County Animal Control will place the dog under quarantine.

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