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Florida deputy in the hospital after a homeless man allegedly releases pit bull on her

Randy Lee Betts, left, and Ashley DeSouza were arrested in Seffner, Florida, on Monday, 9 July 2018.

(Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office )

A Florida deputy was Monday admitted to a hospital after a homeless man brought his pit bull on her, police said.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy Annamaria DiLascio was called to a shopping center in Seffner following complaints from a group of homeless people with their dogs to interfere with shoppers, officials said in a press release.

DiLascio called the department back up to get help with the restraining of a dog. She asked the group not to let the dogs out but Randy Lee Betts, 36, shows a pit bull that attacked the deputy, the officials said.

She was bitten in the upper thigh and the calf by the dog, the sheriff’s office said.

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More deputies arrived on the scene to help before the arrest of Betts. He was charged with trespassing after a warning, resisting with violence and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

Ashley DeSouza, 33, who was part of the group, was also arrested. She was charged with trespassing after warning.

DeSouza and Betts were transported to the orient Road Jail, while the dogs were taken by Hillsborough County Animal Services.

The deputy was released from the hospital after treatment.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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