A West York woman faces dangerous dog charges after her dog, which is not up-to-date on its shots, bit a letter carrier, causing injuries to both his legs, on Wednesday.

U.S. Postal Service mailman Chad Wagner was delivering mail to 1435 W. King St. when, about 11:30 a.m., a pit bull named Beast got out of the house and bit his legs, according to West York Police.

Wagner was on the front porch of the home at the time of the attack, police said.

Dog owner Amanda White, 29, told police that the storm door Beast was able to get through has a broken latch and that she is unable to lock it, police said.

Beast is unlicensed and was not up to date on his rabies vaccinations, police said.

Wagner was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said.

White was cited with summary dangerous dog offense, failure to confine, failure to vaccinate and failure to license a dog, police said.

Police also alerted the York County SPCA and the state dog warden of the incident.

This is not the first time White has been cited for dog violations. In June 2013, she was found guilty of summary dangerous dog and not tethering a dog in a public area. White was ordered to pay fines for those offenses.

Court records do not list an attorney for White, and she could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.