Nevada resident Paul Perez, 81, filed a lawsuit against Disneyland on Aug. 2, alleging that a security dog bit him in the stomach at the park's entrance during a May 10, 2022 visit.
The lawsuit states that the handler caused the security dog to "step directly in front of" Perez, causing him to step directly in front of the animal.
Paul Perez, 81, filed a lawsuit against Disneyland on Aug. 2, alleging that a security dog bit him in the stomach at the park's entrance during a May 10, 2022 visit. (Ian Pancer) (FOX News)
As he stepped directly in front of the security dog, the animal bit Perez's stomach, the suit states.
Perez is seeking damages from Disneyland for the medical treatment, pain, suffering, and emotional distress that the alleged dog attack resulted in.
Disneyland's website states that the park has a security team, which includes K-9s, patrolling gates and entrances to the theme park.
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Attorney Ian Pancer, who's representing Perez, told Fox News Digital that his client suffered multiple lacerations to his stomach as a result of the incident.
Pancer said that Perez was visiting Disneyland with his wife, daughter, and two granddaughters when he was allegedly attacked.
Visitors to Disneyland in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle inside Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, September 3, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
"[The handler] let the dog just kind of jump out right in front of my client, who then his body comes into contact with the dog because, you know, he's 81 and can't stop on a dime," Pancer said. "And then the dog just bites him in the stomach."
Fox News Digital reached out to Disneyland for comment.