The victim, Greg Flanagan, went to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. He called NewsChannel5 as he was leaving the hospital to go home. It was not immediately clear if Flanagan got the opportunity to vote.
Flanagan said the incident started when he saw a man arguing with a woman about signs she had outside the polling location. The man was claiming the woman’s signs were too close, and Flanagan said the situation was combative. He said he stepped in to try to help the woman.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections confirmed that something did happen, but did not provide specifics. It said it is conducting an investigation and is attempting to find the rover, whom they identified as James Norm Williams. Williams reportedly fled the scene after the alleged bite. He has not been charged, but we’re naming him because the BOE is looking for him.