A dog saved a 12-year-old girl's life over the weekend.

It's every parent's biggest nightmare.  Just the thought of someone chasing down your young child and abducting them is difficult to deal with.  Luckily, the quick action of the family dog took a bite out of crime.

The driver of a maroon 1970's Ford pick-up truck allegedly chased the young girl up her father's driveway according to the police report obtained by WKBN.com,

As the girl started running away, the driver of the truck was met by the owner’s dog who managed to knock the driver to the ground.

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The suspect then ran back to his old pick-up truck and took off after the dog "got him pretty good."  The Columbiana County Sheriff's Department is investigating this incident.  Here's what we know now:

  • The incident happened around Noon on Saturday, May 15th.
  • The incident took place on Fairfield Avenue in Fairfield Township, Ohio.
  • The suspect was driving a two-toned rust or maroon 1970's Ford pick-up truck.
  • He fled the scene driving from Columbiana toward New Waterford.

If you have any information on this incident or have seen a truck that matches that description around Columbiana County, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 330-424-9519.

Last April we brought you a story out of Youngstown, Ohio about a dog saving lives by reporting a house fire.  Get that full story by clicking here.

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