A ten year old girl in America has reportedly been saved from kidnap after her dog attacked her assailant, The Independent reports. Police in Virginia, where the attack happened, said that during the attack the girl’s dog bit the man, who immediately released her and fled.
Police also released a statement describing the “Hispanic male” they suspect of the attempted kidnap. They searched the area with a police dog, but could not find the suspect.
In a statement on Facebook, the Prince William County Police Department said: “At approximately 3:50pm, the victim, a 10-year-old girl, was reportedly walking her dog in the 1800 block of Heather Glenn Ct in Woodbridge when an unknown man approached her and grabbed her arm.
“During the encounter, the victim’s dog bit the suspect who then released her and fled on foot. “A police K-9 checked the area. The suspect was not located. The victim was not injured. The investigation continues.”
He was last seen wearing a white striped shirt and light coloured long trousers. “Thank god she had her dog with her. Good for that dog.” wrote one person on Facebook. “Woman’s best friend!” wrote another, adding: “The dog saved the day thankfully.”
Another Facebook user commented: “Good job dog.