Man in custody after four people violently attacked by his dog overnight

Cops have arrested a suspect after he and his dog allegedly violently attacked four people overnight in separate incidents.

Toronto Police were called around 2:45 a.m. for reports of a carjacking in the Third St.-Lake Shore Blvd. W. area. Police say a man ordered a rideshare vehicle and when the driver arrived the man attacked the driver with his hands and then ordered his dog attack the driver.

The suspect fled with the driver’s red car.

The victim, a man in his 50s was hospitalized in stable condition.

About two hours later, police responded to a robbery in the Norris Crescent Parkette near Humber Bay Park, around 4:35 a.m.

Cops say a man and woman were riding their bikes through the park and had stopped to take pictures when a man set his dog to attack the woman and took allegedly took her bike. The man then attempted to set his dog to attack the man.

The woman is in hospital in stable condition and it’s believed the man was injured.

Police say the dog also attacked another person in the same park and injuries were not immediately known.

Soon after that incident, police say a man who was sleeping on his boat at the nearby Etobicoke Yacht Club heard some commotion outside and saw the suspect, who was with his dog, attempting to steal the dinghy from his boat.

The suspect and his dog then fled the scene.

The man was not injured.

Cops say the same man and dog are believed to be responsible for all four incidents.

Police say the dog, described as a 100-pound brown pitbull or mastiff, has been given to Animal Services.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.