Man says neighbor’s dog saved him from robber

From ABC 13:

A neighbor’s dog is being credited for helping stop a violent robbery after a man was followed home from the bank in northeast Houston.

The victim, 55-year-old Jose Hernandez, says he didn’t see the suspect approaching him on the sidewalk, or the car that had followed him home from the bank. But a neighbor’s security camera recorded the incident, including the dog’s heroic action.

“A guy came up behind me and said, ‘Control your dog,'” Hernandez said.

Ace is a small dog that belongs to a neighbor, but with a strong protective instinct, and a nose for people with bad intentions.

“Then he said, ‘Give me the money,'” Hernandez said.

When he refused, he was pushed into a drainage ditch.

“He ripped my shirt and took an envelope with some money,” Hernandez told ABC13.

Ace literally stayed on the suspect’s heels. “He wouldn’t let go of his pants leg.”

This type of robbery is known as ‘jugging’, which is when a bank customer withdraws money and is targeted, with a lookout inside the bank. An accomplice then follows the intended victim waiting in a vehicle.

Story source: ABC 13.

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