A New York jury found that a couple who owned a Great Dane, was not responsible for injuries sustained to a boy who was bitten by their dog. Michael Picket was said to be trying to control and return the dog, which had wandered off from the couple’s home. At the time this incident took place, Picket claimed that the dog was vicious and the owners were aware of this. Pickett said that he had seen the dog viciously attack another dog. The jury was persuaded by the defense counsel to believe that the dog was not vicious and if it had been, then Pickett would not have approached the dog if he deliberately believed he could be bitten.