Bobbio’s Pizza creates new policy, after owner was attacked by customer’s dog

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The owner of Bobbio’s Pizza is implementing a new policy, after he was attacked by a dog when delivering a pizza.

Owner Rick Deates says he was delivering a pizza to a customer in Central Point and their German shepherd lunged at him.

He says the dog bit his shoulder and went for his thigh, but did not manage to break through his skin. Deates says he’s never experienced anything like it, and worries for the safety of his other drivers.

“I would just ask that people just – you order a pizza, you know a driver is gonna come knocking on your door – put your dog up. Put ’em in the yard, put ’em in your bedroom,” said Deates.

He says the new policy states if a customer’s pet attacks a driver, Bobbio’s will no longer deliver to that address.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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