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Elderly Los Molinos pit bull helps fight off intruder

A Los Molinos family is crediting a member of their family for helping to thwart a violent attack.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 6:19 PM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 9:28 PM

Not all heroes wear capes.  Some wear collars.

A Los Molinos family is crediting a member of their family for helping to thwart a violent attack. 

Last weekend, in the middle of the night, a stranger, armed with a knife, broke into their home. 

Zane Scott says he was awakened by the sound of his elderly dog "Beast," snapping, snarling, and barking.  Disoriented, Scott says he ran down the hall and flipped on the light to an empty bedroom. 

He says a shirtless man was standing there, holding a large hunting knife.  He says they both lunged at each other, and the intruder turned around and jumped out of the window. 

Scott says, "I was very upset that someone would come in and break into my house, when I have a sleeping wife and baby.  I did what any man would do, which is risk myself to save my family." 

He and his wife Gabrielle credit Beast's barking to waking them up before the man got to their room where they slept with their son, 2. 

They say the man left drops of blood on the carpet, and they think Beast bit him.

Despite a large manhunt, the intruder got away.  According to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, there are not many leads to work off of.   

The man is described as Hispanic. 

He was wearing pants and headphones. 

If you have any information, please call the Tehama County Sheriff's Office at (530) 529-7900.

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