ORLANDO – A Lake County man has filed suit over the owners of a Rottweiler mix dog after the animal allegedly attacked him.
Harold Cummings filed a complaint on May 24 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against Shellie Andre Nelson and Consuela Nelson alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 21, 2016, he was in the property of the defendants to investigate a burglary when he was viciously attacked by a dog owned by the defendants. He alleges the animal tore his skin and injured his hand.
The plaintiff holds Shellie Andre Nelson and Consuela Nelson responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to take actions to protect guests at the house.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for damages and costs. He is represented by Stefano Batista-Cagan of Morgan & Morgan PA in Orlando.
9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County case number 17-CA-4689