December 17, 2018
MAYFIELD TWP. — A U.S. Postal Service rural route carrier underwent reconstructive surgery Wednesday at a Detroit-area hospital after a large dog bit her nose while she made a delivery Dec. 9 at a home on Virginia Park Drive in Mayfield Township.
Employed at the U.S. Post Office in Lapeer since at least 2005, she has had a rural route since 2013.
The incident occurred around noon Dec. 9 when the mail carrier in her Postal Service vehicle delivered a package to a residence off Five Lakes Road. When the carrier pulled into the driveway of the residence, say officials, the homeowner exited the home. A boxer-pit bull mix dog was already outside.
When the carrier delivered the mail, she began to back her vehicle out of the driveway. The driver’s side window on the vehicle was down. The dog reportedly broke loose from the hold of the owner and jumped up into the open window and bit the mail carrier on the face, primarily on the nose.
She managed to drive herself back to the Post Office in Lapeer, controlling the bleeding with paper towel held to her nose and face.
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