The 73-year-old victim of Saturday's dog attack in downtown New London is resting comfortably at home.
New London Police Chief Mike Marko left a can of mace with the woman after visiting her following her release from Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
"I really have a soft spot for children and the elderly. I asked her if she would ever walk down the sidewalk again and just like I was afraid of she said, 'probably not,'" Marko said.
"We can't have that. We can't have our village residents being afraid to walk down the street for fear they're going to be attacked by dogs," Marko said.
A story with more details about the attack and the criminal investigation was published Tuesday in the Norwalk Reflector. To read the story, pick up a copy of that issue or log onto the e-paper.