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Bulldog Bites Postal Worker in Cressona

postal work bit by dog in cressona

postal work bit by dog in cressona

State Police are investigating an incident Monday in which a dog bit a US Postal Service employee.

According to information from the Schuylkill Haven barracks, the incident happened on Pottsville St. in Cressona just before 2 p.m. Monday.

Police say a white American bulldog escaped its outdoor restraint and went after a target.

The bulldog ran to an adjacent property and attacked a postal worker, identified as a 57-year-old woman from Auburn, biting her on the left leg.

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An investigation into this incident is ongoing, according to police information.

Postal Workers and Dog Bites

This story is like so many we’ve seen in pop culture over the years, the adversarial relationship between dogs and postal workers. But is it really true that dogs seem to have it out for letter carriers?

Turns out, it absolutely is true.

In fact, in 2020, more than 5,800 US Postal Service workers were victims in dog attacks, according to USPS. They range anywhere from nips and scratches to violent attacks resulting in serious injuries. USPS even runs a public service campaign in June called National Dog Bite Awareness Week.

Pennsylvania ranks 5th among states with the most dog bites on postal workers. There were 291 incidents like the one reported in Cressona that happened in 2020

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Here are the top 10 states for dog bites to postal workers in 2020:

  1. California – 782
  2. Texas – 402
  3. Ohio – 369
  4. New York – 295
  5. Pennsylvania – 291
  6. Illinois – 290
  7. Michigan – 253
  8. Florida – 198
  9. New Jersey – 179
  10. Virginia – 169



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