DOG SAVES FAMILY FROM INTRUDER - “Ruger’s usually a big baby, Casteel said, and she’s never been afraid to have him near their son. She believes the toddler’s crying — he was standing right next to her when the intruder pushed her down — helped spur the dog to action.”
A 3-year-old Pit Bull named Ruger fought off a man who forced his way into a home in Valparaiso. The intruder kicked in the door and knocked Ruger’s owner to the ground. Ruger grabbed the man’s right arm and dragged him outside. Here’s more from the Post-Tribune:
With the chain lock engaged, Casteel cracked the door about 2 inches, and the man asked to use her phone because his car had broken down.
Her phone was broken and she said so, but the man responded, “Oh, really?” as he kicked through the screen door and pushed open the main door, breaking the chain, according to the police report.
She screamed as the man knocked her to the ground and Ruger, who had come to the door with the family’s other two dogs as soon as they heard the knock, immediately clamped down on the intruder’s right arm.
Casteel said Ruger dragged the man backward and out to the side of the building. “He barely got in the house,” she said.
Fortunately for this family, Ruger was there to protect them. He deserves a lot of hugs. Click here for the full story and more pictures of Ruger.