GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (CBS) — Police have cited a Glen Ellyn man after an 11 month old girl was bitten in the face by his pit bull.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports, Glen Ellyn Deputy Police Chief William Holmer said Justin Wolter phoned police for instruction of getting his 2-year-old pit bull out of the house.

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When police arrived, Wolter said he’d just returned from getting help for the 11-month-old girl who had been bitten earlier by the pit bull, then treated and released.

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“Apparently, the child was on the floor by the dog’s food, and the dog assumedly was territorial about the food, and bit the baby,” Holmer said.

Holmer said police cited Wolter for failure to license the pit bull, and failure to have the dog inoculated.

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LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports