Are dogs always man’s best friend? A chocolate lab may be put down after attacking a Delta flight passenger.
At Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on Sunday, a emotional support dog for U.S. Marine veteran, Ronald Kevin Mundy Jr., attacked Marlin Tremaine Jackson as he set next to the animal on an airplane.
Jackson reports that when he sat down, the dog began growling at him. In response to the animal’s behavior, Jackson asked Mundy, “Is the dog going to bite me?”
Soon after, the dog mauled Jackson’s face, leaving it reportedly drenched in blood.
According to a witness, the owner was visibly shaken after the incident fearing the consequences for his service dog’s actions
“I know they’re going to put him down,” Mundy reportedly said crying.
In a statement to Fox 5 about the incident, Delta said the following:
“Prior to push back of flight 1430, ATL-SAN, a passenger sustained a bite from another passenger’s emotional support dog. The customer who was bitten was removed from the flight to receive medical attention. Local law enforcement cleared the dog, and the dog and its owner were re-accommodated on a later flight; the dog will fly in a kennel,” Delta said.