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Man bitten by own pitbull after urging it to attack neighbour, police say Add to ...

A 25-year-old man faces charges after police allege a pitbull was urged to attack a homeowner, but ended up biting its owner.

Police in Sudbury, Ont., say a man was walking a pitbull Monday night and stopped to urinate in a neighbour's yard, leading to an argument with the homeowner.

It's alleged the dog owner tried to have the animal attack the neighbour - but the dog attacked him instead.

Another person pulled the dog away, and the dog owner left after the homeowner fended off an attack.

Investigators say the dog owner returned with another man for a second assault, but at that point police arrived.

The pitbull owner is charged with assault, assault with a weapon and breach of probation.

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