El Paso Man Wants Justice After Dog Bite
POSTED: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 5:45pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:27am
EL PASO— An El Pasoan is only looking for what he believes is owed to him.
Hector Castaneda has a scar on his finger, which he said he received back in September 2010, when his neighbor's dog wandered onto his property. Castaneda said he tried to pick the animal up and bring it back to his owner.
“When I tried to grab him he bit me,” said Castaneda.
After sustaining the injury, Castaneda said he went to the hospital, and was treated. He said after he had set up a claim with the State Farm insurance company, the claim was taken off by the dog's owner. Castaneda said the only thing he wants is to get compensated for his medical expenses.
“It's just an insurance matter. I don't understand why they're treating us like that,” he said.
The dog owner's son said Castaneda was warned not to pick up the dog before the incident occurred, and that the bite took place on public property.