Police said Thursday they have arrested a dog owner in Yokohama on a charge of accidental infliction of injury after his dog bit and injured a woman.
The incident took place in January when 71-year-old Hisao Shirota was walking his Shiba dog without a leash, NTV reported. The dog attacked a 65-year-old woman, biting her on both legs and leaving her with severe injuries which took six weeks to heal, police said.
Police had previously instructed Shirota to discipline his dog and use a leash to prevent it running free, after receiving complaints, NTV reported. Shirota, who was arrested on Wednesday, was quoted by police as saying, "I did command him not to, but the dog bit that woman of his own accord."© Japan Today