A brave dog heroically defended its owner from a gun-toting man in a hoodie.
The heart-racing incident, which took place in Lima, Peru, has gone viral on social media after Elizabeth Urruta was filmed being saved by her pooch Braco during a robbery attempt.
In the shared clip the canine is lying next to Elizabeth’s feet outside their home when a hooded thief jumps out of a slow-moving vehicle brandishing a gun.
Braco then jumps up and places himself between the armed robber and his frightened owner.
“At around 11 am two thieves on a motorcycle taxi stopped in front of my door and one of them got off wearing a hoodie while pointing a gun at me,” Elizabeth told a local TV channel.
In the video the dog continues to follow the backpedalling thief, who eventually gives up and rejoins his accomplice on the three-wheeled vehicle.
“The dog defended me when it saw the robber was pointing his weapon at me and that gave me time to go indoors,” she added.
And while local authorities haven’t yet managed to track down the two suspects, the proud dog owner awarded her beloved pooch with a whole roast chicken.
Sources: Magazine Features