This is a long story, bear with me!
So, I went for a walk today with some other women and two of our dogs.
We passed by this house with a boys’ bike in front of it that looked like a good bike (I don’t know much about brands these days, and I know some brands go in and out of favour, but I know that at least years ago, this was a good brand)
We walked past the house, and I remarked that it was going to get stolen, either that, or that it had already been stolen and dumped.
On our way back, it was still there. So, I went to the door and knocked on it to see if it belonged to anyone.
The boy there said he left it there 'cause he didn’t WANT it anymore. Then, two pitbull terrier type dogs came running out, and as I walked away, one of them bit my leg, tore up my pants and wouldn’t let go! Luckily, I had two pairs of pants on ('cause I was walking in the rain) and the dog barely nipped my actual leg, and pretty much just got a mouthful of fabric instead. I was yelling back to the owners “Your dog is biting me! He’s tearing my pants!” but didn’t freak out or whatever, and stayed calm as to avoid more harm from the dog. (I kept on walking).
I left the property and kept on walking without stopping, 'cause I didn’t want the dog to attack me again.
Then, when I got back to my vehicle, I drove back to the house, with intentions of picking up the (obviously) previously stolen bike. The father was standing outside, waiting to see if I would come back, in hopes to see if I was okay.
Apparently he “rescued” this dog, and it’s “getting better”.
And, apparently, his son told him that he “found” the bike in the bushes.
So, I scooped up the bike and put it in my van, with the hopes of getting it back to its owner.
Now, here are my questions…
One: Should I report the incident of the dog attacking me, and if yes, who do I report it to?
And Two: Should I go to the RCMP with the bike, or just put a “found” ad in the paper?