A West York woman must pay more than $3,000 in fines and court costs after an April 9 incident in which her dog, Beast, bit a mailman and injured his legs.
District Judge Walter Groom found dog owner Amanda White guilty in absentia after she failed to show for a Monday hearing on summary charges stemming from the incident.
According to Groom's office, White must pay about $3,020: $1,141 for a dangerous dog citation, $1,100 for a dog attack on a human without provocation, $173.50 for failure to vaccinate, $385 for lacking a dog license, and $223 for failing to properly confine the dog.
The dog, which was not up-to-date on its shots, bit U.S. Postal Service mailman Chad Wagner as he delivered mail to 1435 W. King St. about 11:30 a.m. April 9.
The pit bull got out of the house and bit Wagner's legs as he was on the front porch, according to West York Police.
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.
Wagner was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said.
Police also alerted the York County SPCA and the state dog warden of the incident.
Melissa Smith, the SPCA's executive director, said the dog was put in an "in-home quarantine." The SPCA doesn't typically quarantine dogs that have owners, she said.
This was 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. She was ordered to pay fines for those offenses.
Staff writer Greg Gross contributed to this report.
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