Family’s Dog Fights Off Home Intruder

A family in Texas says their dog has become their hero after she helped to fight off a home intruder. The Newsoms were getting ready for bed and their little girls were asleep when a man broke into their home with a knife, according to police.

Marley, their eight-year-old dog, cornered the intruder to protect her family. April Newsom says it was pitch black, so they couldn’t see what was happening, they could only hear Marley. When they turned the light on, they saw the man hiding in the corner and Taylor Newsom says he was stabbed in the arm and Marley was cut by the intruder as he escaped the house.

He got away, but not for long. Police found him hiding nearby and he’s been charged with animal cruelty and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Both Taylor and Marley are recovering from their injuries and the family credits their dog with saving them. “She’s our hero,” April says.

Source: Fox 4 News

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