From correspondents in Warsaw
July 26, 2006
A MAN was bruised but alive after a Saint Bernard dog thrown out a two-storey window landed on him as he was walking down the street in the southern-Polish city of Sosnowiec.
The 50kg dog was pushed out of the window by its drunken owner, police said.
“The dog had a soft landing because it fell on a man,” said police spokesman Grzegorz Wierzbicki.
“The dog escaped with just a few scratches.”
“The man was also more in a psychological state of shock than physically hurt.”
The one-year-old dog, named Oskar, was placed in an animal shelter while police investigate its owners for animal abuse.