Sedgwick County sheriff's K-9 bites teen in face, chest

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Sedgwick County authorities say a sheriff's office K-9 that got out of its enclosure bit a 14-year-old boy in the face and chest after a resident found the dog.

The K-9, named Bocephus, was reported missing from its home near 21st and 119th streets in northwest Wichita at around 7 p.m. Sunday. The sheriff's office says a citizen found the dog at around 10:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of North Parkridge. 

The person who found the K-9 put the dog on a leash and walked around to try to find the owner. After no one in the neighborhood claimed Bocephus, the dog was brought to the resident's home and placed in the teen's bedroom. 

"At approximately 5:30 a.m. (Monday), the 14 year old was walking the dog in the neighborhood.  While the boy was attempting to remove the leash, the dog bit the boy on his chest and face," the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The K-9's handler located the dog about a half hour later. The teen was treated at a nearby minor emergency clinic and released. 

It's unclear how the K-9 got out of its enclosure. 


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A Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office K-9 that went missing has been found.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office had urged residents in northwest Wichita to be on the lookout after the K-9, Bocephus, went missing Sunday around 7 p.m. near 21st Street North and 119th Street West. 

A citizen found the dog Sunday night in the area of 2100 N. Parkridge.   The citizen took the dog home and placed it in a 14-year-old boy's bedroom.

The boy took the dog for a walk early Monday morning.  When the boy attempted to remove the leash,  the dog bit the teen on his chest and face.

The boy was treated for his injuries and has returned home.  

Sheriffs investigators don't know how the dog got out of its enclosure. 

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