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"This is my grandmother's house:" Racine woman charged after releasing dog on group fighting

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine woman has been charged after police say she sent her dog after a group of people who were fighting on her grandmother's front lawn.

Brittany Nicholson, 30, is facing charges of Substantial Battery, Misdemeanor Battery, and Disorderly Conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, a group of people were fighting on a sidewalk in the area of Hubbard and Main. That's when a woman, later identified as Nicholson, allegedly approached the group and said "this is my grandmother's house" before sending her dog after the group. 

Nicholson allegedly punched one of the victims in the head. The dog also bit two of the victims, causing injuries. When one of the victims tried to allegedly hit the dog to get it off of her, Nicholson said "don't hit my dog" and hit the victim in the face.

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