Monday, August 23, 2004

A Bite in Time

I find this story oddly moving.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A dog took a bite out of crime to stop a would-be carjacker Thursday night, police say.

The 3-year-old Rottweiler-Doberman pinscher mix named Diablo bit the suspect after he opened the passenger door of a car stopped at a stoplight and grabbed the driver by the neck.

The woman, who asked The (Columbia) State not to identify her, said she had to pry the dog's jaws open to get him to let go.

The dog lost its four bottom teeth in the incident, but the woman said a veterinarian told her those were the dog's puppy teeth.
Good dog! Great to hear it's loss won't be permanent either. It's in sticky situations like these that having a laid-back breed like a golden retriever comes to seem less than a brilliant idea.