Dog bites Home Depot customer in face, leaves victim 'severely injured'

In an aerial view, a sign is seen posted on the exterior of a Home Depot store on February 21, 2023 in El Cerrito, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Colorado authorities said they have found the owner of a dog who bit a customer's face at a Home Depot, leaving the victim severely injured. 

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on April 6, a woman was with her dog at the local home improvement store in Evergreen. 

The woman had asked the customer to give her dog a treat in an effort to train the animal. 

Deputies said the customer agreed and gave the dog a treat, but the dog then bit the customer in the face. 

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While store employees tended to the victim, the woman and the dog left the store. 

"The victim sustained serious injuries and requires facial surgery as a result of the bite," authorities said in a Facebook post. 

After alerting the public, authorities found the dog's owner later that night. 

This story was reported from Los Angeles.