Puppy dies after falling into pool trying to save owner from robbers

2010-03-20 00:00

A DURBAN student took on a pair of armed hijackers this week and triumphed, only to find out that the thugs had claimed the life of her tiny three-month-old Dachshund puppy.

Binx, a pedigreed miniature Dachshund, died on Tuesday night after falling into a swimming pool after running outside his house to bark at two robbers who had cornered his owner, Katie Windt.

Windt came home to find her electronic driveway gates had been manually locked.

“… I got out of my car and went to unlock it when a red car pulled up … All of a sudden, this young black man came running to me with a gun pointed at my face.”

She said the gunman shouted, “Give me everything” while running toward her. “… I screamed, ‘Dad! They’re trying to take my car’.”

The gunman made a dash for her car. “I ran after him and started slamming my car door on his legs.”

The gunman gave up on the car and instead snatched Windt’s bag and fled.



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