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Watch Hero Pit Bull Mix Stop Gas Station Robbery

dog stops gas station robberyAn armed man chose the wrong Maine gas station to rob last week.

The man went inside Holly’s Gas Station in Saco on Feb. 9 and asked clerk Justin Ireland if he could use the phone. Ireland’s Pit Bull/Boxer mix, Thor, vigorously wagged his tail at the stranger.

But then the man pointed a gun at Ireland, handed him a plastic bag and shoved him. Ireland, who’d been holding onto Thor’s harness, released his dog. Thor immediately sprang into action to protect his dog dad.

A surveillance camera captured Thor jumping on the robber, biting his hand and face.

The robber ran off and fled in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, according to a UPI report.

Neither Ireland or Thor was injured.

According to the Saco Police Department’s Facebook page, the suspect is a white male who’s about 5’10 and weighs 180 pounds. He probably has bite wounds on his hand and the sides of his face.

maine gas station robbery suspect

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the police department at 207-282-8216.

Photos via Facebook

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!