A woman from Hudson, Colorado, was rushed to hospital after accidentally being stabbed with a knife by her dog on Wednesday morning, leading to a police investigation. Celinda Haynes, the owner of a one-and-a-half-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever dog named "Mia," said that Mia reached over her and stabbed her left forearm with a paring knife.
"[Mia] likes to grab whatever she can to get people to play with her," explained Haynes' daughter, Chanda Stroup.
As it turns out, Mia is able to climb onto the kitchen counter, where she found her new sharp toy.
Trying to get Mia to let go of the knife, Haynes put treats on the ground. In her excitement, Mia reached over her arm and stabbed Haynes when she went for the treats.
"I need to go to the hospital," Haynes told her daughter. "Mia just cut my arm with a knife!"
The wound, a gash approximately 4-to-5-inches long and a quarter-of-an-inch-wide, surprised medical staff at Platte Valley Medical Center, who did not believe the story at first. But they were not the only ones.
"I had to make sure I heard that right," said Brent Flot, the town Marshal.
Deputies were dispatched to the hospital as well as Haynes' home to investigate a case of possible domestic violence. At the hospital, officials did not believe the story. Back at the family's home, Flot found blood everywhere, which prompted suspicion.
Deputies contacted Haynes' husband to flesh out any suspicions of domestic violence, but he had been at the DMV renewing his licence when the stabbing unfolded.
By the end of the day, Haynes had several stitches in her arm and the family were laughing about the situation.