Not Just Dogs: Robbery Suspect Bites Woman at 7-Eleven

Dallas police are seeking a robbery suspect who bit a store clerk during a robbery late last week. 

On July 28 at about 1:05 a.m., a black man in a red T-shirt and sneakers entered the 7-Eleven store at 302 North Marsalis Avenue and made a purchase. "When the clerk opened the register to complete the sale, suspect one leaned over the counter and reached in to the cash drawer to steal money," according to a police bulletin released yesterday. "When the clerk attempted to shut the cash drawer, suspect one bit her on the forearm and punched her in the face."

The suspect fled the store, cash in hand, and climbed into the passenger side of a white Mitsubishi SUV with no front plates. A second suspect served as getaway driver.

Bite attacks in Dallas are usually caused by suspects on four legs. A recent report stated that dog bites in Dallas have risen 15 percent annually between 2013 and 2015. The June mauling death of Antoinette Brown has increased the scrutiny on loose dogs. Citations are climbing, but in the past 24 months 64 percent of them have gone unpaid. 

Human bites are no joke, medically speaking. "Human bites are more dangerous than animal bites because they transmit higher concentrations of infectious bacteria," states a helpful website of the Dallas Orthopedic Trauma Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. "Additionally, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS and hepatitis are transmittable from one person to another by blood and saliva contact."  
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Joe Pappalardo is the former editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer.
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