A walk on a park walking path may have had a much different ending for one Pima, AZ woman had it not been for her canine companion, an adult, male pitbull.  The intended victim had let her dog off-leash when a man grabbed her and tried to throw her in some bushes.  That’s when she called her dog.

“Ultimately, she was able to call her dog and he came,” says Pima County Sheriff’s Sgt. Terry Parish. “She said it was like something you’d see on TV where the dog leaped in the air and hit the man in the chest, knocked the guy down–and then she took off running.”

The attacker may have gotten away but he no doubt is wearing some battle wounds. The intended victim said her dog had blood around his mouth after the man ran away.