Arkansas woman Millie Fiser's pit bull came to the rescue Saturday after a man demanded money from her.
Fiser was picking up trash outside her Little Rock home when a man pushed her to the ground and demanded cash.
"I didn't see or hear anything behind me," Fiser said. "The next thing, I just got a real hard shove.”
Fiser called for her 12-year-old pit bull, Champ, who came tearing around the corner and began barking at the assailant. The robber, scared, ditched the burglary attempt and ran down the street in fear.
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Champ then laid down with Fiser to keep her warm until help arrived.
Thanks to Champ, who is known by neighbors as a gentle giant, Fiser walked away with only a sore shoulder and a few minor bruises.
"I know that he would literally die for me,” Fiser said. “This is a real good example that he will always be right there for me -- always, always.”
Fiser believes the attempted robbery was a random act of desperation, and that had Champ not rescued her, the situation would have been worse.
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Little Rock police have not made an arrest.