A 10-year-old Virginia girl was physically assaulted by a strange man as she walked her dog through her quiet neighborhood one afternoon. The would-be kidnapper had no idea the canine was quite capable of having the child’s back, but he was about to learn the hard way.
The unnamed 10-year-old Woodbridge girl was walking a dog through the Prince William County neighborhood at a little before 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon when she found herself in a nightmare scenario. While on the 1800 block of Heather Glen Court, as people were arriving home from work, the child was approached by a stranger.
In broad daylight, the man grabbed the girl by the arm, attempting to abduct her. Luckily, the child wasn’t alone, and the horror that had begun to unfold was quickly ended. According to Prince William County police, the child’s faithful companion decided to step in and defend her.
Before the would-be abductor could make off with the child, the dog sprung into action, lunging at the girl’s attacker, and biting him hard, causing him to release the child from his grasp and allowing her to escape. The sudden attack forced the suspect to run away, fleeing from the scene on foot.
The police were quickly called, and authorities searched the area with a police K-9, but the perpetrator wasn’t found. A description was released by police, in hopes that the public could help apprehend him. Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Prince William County Police Department.