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Man bitten by own pitbull after urging it to attack neighbour, police say

A 25-year-old man faces charges after police allege a pitbull was urged to attack a homeowner, but ended up biting its owner.

Police in Sudbury, Ont., say a man was walking a pitbull Monday night and stopped to urinate in a neighbour's yard, leading to an argument with the homeowner.

It's alleged the dog owner tried to have the animal attack the neighbour - but the dog attacked him instead.

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Another person pulled the dog away, and the dog owner left after the homeowner fended off an attack.

Investigators say the dog owner returned with another man for a second assault, but at that point police arrived.

The pitbull owner is charged with assault, assault with a weapon and breach of probation.

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