Police Dog Mauls 6-Year-Old Girl during Search for Armed Home Invasion Suspects

Nathan Dimoff

A witness compared it to the 1980s horror movie "Cujo."

A Canadian police dog mauled an unarmed 6-year-old girl Saturday while officers were searching for two armed suspects in a home invasion.

Autumn Clifford had just got back from the park with her friends and was sitting on the front door steps when the K9 turned the corner of the house and attacked her.

Amanda Pritchard, who witnessed the mauling, heard a growling sound after the turn had turned the corneer which made her turn her head quickly. The K9 ripped Clifford off the steps immediately after.

According to CTVNews, a witness to an incident where police say one of their dogs accidentally bit a young girl says the animal shook the child like Cujo and officers had a difficult time getting it to release her.

Pritchard said the the officers shouted repeatedly to let go, but the dog did not let go, which contradicts the police press release which states that the dog released the girl on the first command.

Pritchard recalled the event stating she heard the officers yell three times 'Let go! Let go!'

"The K9 growled at the cop and shook his head like he was going to tear her," Pritchard said, "All she was yelling was, 'Ow! Ow! Ow!"'

Clifford was taken by ambulance to hospital with her mother, Leslie Welder, where she received multiple stitches to her abdomen.

Some of the injuries could be seen showing tissue.

After the attack, officers called off the search for the home invasion suspects.

Comments (2)
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There is a technology, shock collars, that police could use to immediately, yet harmlessly, disable an attacking dog. Yet police refuse to employ it. Because in reality they WANT dogs to be out of control and punish suspects without trial. It’s been well documented that K9 handlers get gratification from such attacks, and they have been recorded planning how they can use their dogs to attack suspects and cause serious injury.


I love Dogs but this one broke protocol and should be put down! Shame on the Police for I am sure there were previous signs that the dog was loco.

Cops Gone Rogue