The owner of a ten-pound Pomeranian was cited by animal control authorities in Waukegan after the dog attacked a much larger pit bull.
Garry Laffredi says he was walking his two-year-old pit bull named Capone last week when a neighbor's Pomeranian came running at them.
The Pomeranian bit Capone's foot and drew blood. He also nicked the top of Capone's head as Laffredi tried to pull the 80-pound pit bull away.
The owner of the Pomeranian was issued four citations. Each citation carries a $25 fine.
Animal Warden Tina Fragassi said she was not surprised when she learned of the attack because little dogs often "stand their ground."