Fox News – A Texas dog owner is now facing charges after her animal mauled a 3-year-old girl at a restaurant, leaving the child with severe face injuries that may require plastic surgery to repair, reports say.
Jennifer Romano, 46, was booked into Harris County Jail Monday on charges of injury to a child and tampering with evidence, according to jail records.
The dog involved in the January incident — a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named “Kingston” — was recently euthanized following a court order, Fox26 Houston reported.
Cleveratta Gordon-Waldroup, the mother of the victim, Ronin, told the station last month:
“He grabbed her by the face and he shook her and I saw my baby hit the ground like a little rag doll”
“No mother or parent should have to see her child in that situation,” she added.
Gordon-Waldroup told Fox26 Houston that she, Ronin and her best friend first entered the Loose Caboose restaurant in Spring on Jan. 9 and encountered a woman holding a dog on a leash that was wearing a service animal vest.
Witnesses say the dog then launched an unprovoked attack on the child before Romano fled the scene, the Houston Chronicle reported.
After the attack, Gordon-Waldroup says she rushed Ronin into the restaurant’s bathroom while her father, James Waldroup, chased after Romano and Kingston, according to Fox26 Houston.
“And she turned around took her mask off so I could see her face and yelled at me it’s my daughter’s fault,” Waldroup told the station …
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