According to Lewiston Police Captain Tom Greene, the dog's actions on Monday are considered to be that of level one dangerous dog behavior. In order for LPD to banish a dog from the city, it must have multiple level two violations, which means biting or a level three violation which means causing serious injury or death.
The owner of the pitbull mix, 26-year-old Craig Pettit must fulfill certain requirements in order to keep his pet. This includes purchasing a dangerous dog license for $100, posting a dangerous dog notice on his property, providing a secure pen for the dog, getting a $50-thousand dollar bond surety against any injuries the dog might inflict and $50-thousand dollars in home owner's insurance. Pettit was arrested on Monday and taken into custody after it was discovered he had failed to appear in court for a previous dangerous dog charge back in March. He posted bond and was released. He now faces three dangerous dog charges.