A dog that escaped from the back yard of a Pico Avenue home in El Centro on Friday afternoon chased and bit a 10-year-old boy riding by on his bike, police said.
El Centro police officers took the small collie/shepherd-mix dog named Foxy to the pound, where she has been quarantined. The child suffered a bruise on his ankle.
The department was tipped off about the incident by a man driving by who called on his cell phone to report he saw the dog chase and bite the boy.
The dog, which recently delivered four pups, is owned by a 19-year-old man who lives at the Pico Avenue home.
The man's mother, who asked to remain unidentified, said Saturday night no one meant to let the dog out.
"We were getting ready to have a huge yard sale and my friend that was helping didn't shut the gate," she said.