A pit bull who attempted to come to the rescue of his owners during a home invasion was shot dead by one of two robbers.
The robbery took place on Sunday, at a home in Forth Worth, Texas at 11:30 pm. According to police, the 28-year-old male resident of the home answered a knock at the door. The man outside was an individual the resident had met earlier that day, when the man had stopped by to ask about some puppies the resident was selling. The individual asked the resident to borrow a phone and as the resident was reaching for his cellphone, the suspect suddenly pulled out a gun and demanded money.
The two were struggling over the gun when the resident's white and tan pit bull ran outside and began biting the suspect. "He was defending the owner," Sgt. Pedro Criado, a police spokesman told the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
As the men struggled, the resident yelled to his wife inside the home to lock the front door. During the fight, the victim fell to the ground. The robber stood over the resident, threatening him with the gun and attempted to swat away the attacking dog. As the scuffle continued, "the victim was able to get up and run to a neighbor's yard and hide behind a truck," Criado said.
The first robber followed after the man as he tried to escape. Then a second robber armed with a shotgun got out of a vehicle parked on the street. The second suspect kicked in the front door of the home and demanded money from the victim's wife.
Noticing this, the pit bull returned inside the house and began attacking the second suspect, who shot and killed the dog. Both suspects fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money and are still at large.
A loyal pit bull was shot and killed defending his owners and home from intruders.
This pit bull pictured above is not the one in the story.