An employee at the Gilroy Premium Outlets suffered a rude hello on her way to her car Wednesday evening.
The woman told police that at 5:39 p.m. she was attacked by a red-nosed pit bull that emerged from the shrubbery, who bit her a number of times, causing open wounds, swelling and bruising.
She told police that the dog was not on a leash, and then denied hospital care, Sgt. Pedro Espinoza said.
The owner of the dog, who mysteriously told police she did not see the attack, was able to remove the dog from the victim. The owner admitted that the dog was not on a leash.
There were no arrests made, but Espinoza said the dog will have to be quarantined by animal control in Southern California, where the dog owner lives, for ten days to be assessed.