Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a brave dog defends its female owner from a gun-toting man in a hoodie and chases him away allowing the woman to flee.
The incident was filmed in the district of San Martin de Porres in the central Peruvian capital Lima, and the video has been widely circulated on social media.
In the footage, the eight-month-old pooch named Braco is seen lying next to its owner’s feet outside their home when a thief in a hoodie jumps off the back of a slow-moving vehicle while brandishing a handgun.
The brave dog then jumps up and puts itself between the armed robber and its frightened owner, identified as Elizabeth Urruta.
The dog continues to follow the backpedalling thief as he eventually gives up and rejoins his accomplice on the three-wheeled vehicle.
Elizabeth Urruta told local TV channel RTV: “At around 11am, two thieves on a motorcycle taxi stopped in front of my door and one of them got off wearing a hoodie while pointing a gun at me.”
She added: “The dog defended me when it saw the robber was pointing his weapon at me and that gave me time to go indoors.”
The proud owner, who said she recently had her mobile phone robbed in the area, told reporters that she rewarded Braco with a whole roasted chicken to itself.
According to reports, the local authorities have not yet managed to track down the two suspects.
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