When pit bulls attack, it's all over the press. When they save, we sometimes hear about it. But in this case, it appears a family pit bull saved a baby from being kidnapped, yet the stories I'm reading about this amazing act of heroism merely refer to the dog as a "dog." Kind of unfair! The dog surely looks like a pittie. But let's get to the story.
Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez was at home with her 3-month-old baby girl in Indianapolis when two robbers reportedly broke in looking for money. When they didn't find that, the mom says the female robber snatched Nayeli's baby from her arms and tried to run out the back door. But her kidnapping attempt was foiled ... by the family pooch.
Nayeli says that the intruders were trying to break into her home when she called her husband, Adolfo Angeles-Morales, who was at work, in a panic. Her husband then heard the sound of smashing glass as the burglars broke in.
They told Nayeli they wanted "money, money!" but when Nayeli, who only speaks Spanish, tried to tell them she didn't have any, the woman snatched her baby out of her arms. When Nayeli grabbed the woman's shirt and tried to fight to get her baby back, the male robber smacked her on the head with a pistol.
At this point, the female intruder ran for the back door -- baby girl in her arms. But that's when she got a surprise. The family's gray pit bull was there and refused to let the woman leave. Said Adolfo:
She try to run away through the back door, but one of the doggies -- he didn’t let her go through the back door.
The woman then ran back through the house and, in the process, tossed the baby back at her mother. The intruders then made their escape -- with no money and no baby, thanks to the family pooch.
Perhaps the original reporter on the story didn't ask what breed the dog was, which is why it's not included in the story. If it is a pit -- and it sure looks like it -- it would be nice if this breed gets some of the credit it deserves. Either way, what a good dog!
Do you think the media didn't say this was a pit on purpose? Has your dog ever saved you or your child?
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