The Denver City Attorney's Office filed a motion to dismiss
the case against the owner of a dog that bit 9NEWS anchor Kyle Dyer in
DiCroce, director of prosecution and code enforcement for the City and County
of Denver, told 9NEWS "After reviewing the totality of circumstances and
after consulting with the victim in the case, we asked to have the case
On February 8, an 85 pound Argentine Mastiff named Max bit Kyle
during a live interview in the 9NEWS studios. The day before, firefighters
rescued Max from an icy pond, which was broadcast live via a Sky9 video feed.
Max's owner Michael Robinson originally faced municipal charges of
a leash law violation and a "dog attack or bite" charge. The case was
scheduled for a jury trial on June 27.
Max underwent a standard 10-day quarantine at the Denver Animal
Control division, which ended February 18, when he returned home to Robinson.
Monday 9NEWS talked to Robinson who said he has moved to South
Carolina with Max. He said he learned of the dismissal of his case on
"I'm glad Kyle was kind-hearted enough not to pursue any legal
action against me," Robinson said. "It was just a tragic accident; an accident
that couldn't have been foreseen."
Robinson said he was glad to see Dyer back on television before he
moved out of state.
"I'm glad to see she has made that recovery to make the strides
back to be on TV where she wants to be," Robinson said. "I'm glad that she's
healthy, OK and back to work."
As for his dog Max, Robinson said, "Max is doing fine."
Robinson said he enrolled Max in some therapy classes after the
dog bite incident. He is looking to do the same thing in South Carolina.
"We'll get him into some classes out here to help him with his
issues," Robinson said.
Dyer is continuing to recover from her injuries. She says she's
glad the case is finally over.
(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)