Man convicted for dog attack during Camp Hale bike race
September 11, 2009
EAGLE, Colo. – Eagle County jurors convicted a man on a charge of owning a dangerous dog after his pets attacked a woman during a mountain bike race last year.
Jurors deliberated for an hour Thursday before finding Sam Robinson guilty of the misdemeanor. Robinson’s attorney had argued that what happened “was a terrible accident.”
Bike rider Renee Legro was attacked by Robinson’s Great Pyrenees dogs during a race July in Eagle County’s Camp Hale in the west-central Colorado mountains. She suffered injuries to her left eye, torso, right thigh and ankle.
Great Pyrenees are large dogs that can weigh as much as 100 and are sometimes used to guard livestock.
Authorities say Robinson had the dogs guard his sheep near Camp Hale.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 13.