Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia girl's dog stopped her from being abducted by biting a man who grabbed her.
Prince William County police said in a statement on Facebook that a 10-year-old girl was walking her dog when an unknown man grabbed her arm Friday afternoon in Woodbridge.
Prince William County police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Perok says the dog bit the man, causing him to release the girl and run away. The girl was not injured.
Authorities say they searched the area but could not find the suspect.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.