Bride and Groom Attacked by a Dog on Their Wedding Day
DENVER — Police in Denver are looking for a wedding guest who is accused of bringing a dog to the wedding reception and ordering it to attack the bride and groom.
Brittany Schult, 22, and Jorge Cortez-Trinidad were married last week and had their wedding reception on Sunday, Aug. 12.
They say their close friend Joel Nevarez, 21, got angry at their reception, left and returned with a dog around 12:30 a.m.
“I tried to talk him down, walk him home,” Schult-Cortez said. “He saw my husband jump the fence. He said, ‘Sick her Skylo. Sick her Skylo.’”
The dog knocked Schult-Cortez to the ground, biting her shoulder and back.
Her husband, who was inside at the time, said he heard screaming and crying outside. When he walked out, he told police he saw “his wife being drug by her hair by our friend’s pit bull.”
Denver Police confirm the dog is not a pit bull, but couldn’t say what breed.
“Joel stood there with the leash in his hand, laughing — laughing that the dog was biting me — as he ripped chunks of skin out of my back, ripped chunks out of my arm, hitting me in the face with brass knuckles,” a tearful Schult-Cortez said.
When her new husband tried getting the dog off her, it bit him three times on his thigh.
Nevarez ran off and hasn’t been seen since but the newlyweds say he posted a message through Facebook, explaining the DJ made him mad and that he’s going to Boston to kill himself. Schult-Cortez said Nevarez has a history of mental illness and is easily angered.
Nevarez faces a felony charge of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
“Why would someone I consider to be my brother, do this to me?” questioned Schult-Cortez.