Blitz Attack

 |  Apr 15th 2009  |   11 Contributions


There's nothing better than a dog hero story, especially if the hero is a dog who mistakenly has a bad rap.

Blitz, a two-year-old Pit Bull, saved a woman who was being attacked by her estranged husband, possibly saving her life.

The 32-year-old's estranged husband beat her and attempted to abduct her from her safe house in Holland.

The fight between Steven Schumacher, 33, and his wife was very public. Witnesses say he beat and dragged his wife across the street, attempting to get her into his vehicle.

But the fact the fight was public may have helped. That's how Blitz saw the events unfolding from his window, and 'blitzed' to the rescue.

"He'll protect us when we need it," says his owner. "But he's a great house pet, he's great with my kids, he's wonderful."

Due to the nature of this tale Blitz's owner does not want to be known.

She says close to 11:00p.m. Wednesday she heard screams for help.

"It's still surreal," she says. "I haven't even slept yet, (I'm) still kind of shaken about what could have happened to her."

She saw Schumacher beating and dragging his estranged wife.

"(I was) scared of what could have happened to her, because he was close to getting her in his car."

Blitz saw it too.

"He about knocked me out of the door to get to them. I heard her screaming, 'help me', repeatedly and I came out my front door and my dog spilled past me and went and scared him a little bit."

She says he never bit anyone, but scared Schumacher just enough that he loosened his grip on his wife, who then ran inside Blitz's home and waited for police.

Wow, Blitz didn't even belong to the woman he saved, he just knew she was in danger. Someone give this boy a bone!

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