A St. Bernard (not pictured) reportedly bit a man after he got down to pet him after the dog's owner warned him not to do so multiple times. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Man asked not to pet dog, dog bites man in his face

One owner repeatedly asked a 51-year-old man not to pet his 160-pound St. Bernard Saturday in a  Hamilton, Canada, park.

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The Simcoe Reformer reported that Ontario Provincial Police say the 51-year-old man approached the dog's owner and asked to pet the dog, but was warned multiple times not to do so.

Police said the man kneeled down and got face to face with the dog, reaching over to pet the dog, when he was bitten in the face.

“When people say don't pet my dog, don't,” OPP Constable Lisa Narancsik told the Simcoe Reformer.

The man went to the hospital with a laceration on his lip.

Police say the owner won't be charged.

Narancsik said the dog will be quarantined for 10 days in accordance with procedure. The quarantine will be in the owner's home.

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