A dog in Texas is being hailed by her family as a hero after reportedly serving to to fight off a home intruder on Friday.
The Newsom family stated that Marley, their eight-year-old dog, bit 53-year-old Thong Pham, who police stated had a knife whereas in the home.
“She’s our hero. If it hadn’t been for her, that man may’ve gone to their rooms or one thing,” the Newsoms stated, in keeping with KDFM.
“Yeah, I imply, the story performs out very otherwise if Marley’s not there.”
Pham reportedly entered via the again door after the family forgot to lock it. The Newsom’s youngsters, six-year-old Finley and four-year-old Sadie, had been additionally on the home when the incident occurred.
“Nicely, it was pitch black, so we couldn’t see something, solely may hear Marley,” stated Amber Newsom. “And as soon as he flipped the corridor gentle on, we realized that the man was holed up within the nook attempting to cover.”
In accordance with father Taylor, Pham slashed Marley with the knife and likewise stabbed Taylor Newsom within the arm.
Pham ultimately fled the scene, and police stated he was discovered hiding alongside a creek. He’s charged with animal cruelty and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon.