A grocery store employee in San Francisco trying to stop a male suspect from stealing items was bit multiple times by the suspect's dog and was also stabbed by the man, according to police.
The attempted theft and attack, which left the victim in life-threatening condition, occurred around 12:30 a.m. at a Safeway near the corner of 7th Avenue and Cabrillo Street, police said.
After trying to stop the suspect, the victim and suspect became entangled in a physical altercation, police said. The suspect's dog proceeded to bite the employee on the legs and in the buttocks. The victim also suffered a stab wound to his back.
As other employees rushed to aid their coworker, the suspect tried to stab them as well, according to police.
The suspect eventually fled the scene before later being detained and arrested, police said.