19-Year-Old Woman Bites Family Dog, Mom After Coming Home Drunk: Police

UPDATED 05/01/12 5:53 a.m.

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (CBS) — A Lake in the Hills woman was arrested after a night of drinking last weekend, when she allegedly bit a dog during an argument with her mother.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, Analise J. Garner, 19, allegedly bit the 80-pound English bulldog at least three times. She also bit and scratched her mother, police allege.

Garner, of the 300 block of Village Creek Drive in Lake in the Hills, was charged with animal cruelty, two counts of domestic battery and underage drinking, Lake in the Hills police Sgt. Mark Smith said.

Officers responded to a disturbance at Garner’s home about 4 a.m. Sunday after neighbors reported loud screaming and pounding, Smith said.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding Reports

Garner’s mother confronted her about coming home late and being drunk, Smith said.

Garner scratched and hit her 37-year-old mother in the left side of face, Smith said. She also bit her mother’s right hand.

The family’s white English bulldog was also bitten three times on his back and shoulder, Smith said. The marks were visible on the body of the animal.

Garner was medically treated for a bite mark when the dog bit her back once in the left arm, Smith said.

“The dog was defending himself,” Smith said. “She’d already bit him a few times. The dog was not charged.”

The skirmish was reported to the village’s animal control department due to the dog biting Garner, Smith said.

Garner was released on $3,000 bond Monday, according to McHenry County Sheriff’s office. She is scheduled to appear May 23 in county court.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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