A True Nanny Dog to the Rescue!
By: N Gilbert
One Indianapolis family had a lot to be thankful for yesterday after
their blue pit bull took on the role of hero during a terrifying home
sat down with married couple Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez and Adolfo
Angeles-Morales, who explained how their family pet was able to
successfully block armed robbers from escaping their home with their
Two armed robbers -- a man and a woman -- broke into the couple's
home demanding money. Angeles-Morales was at work at the time but on the
phone with his wife during the start of the invasion. He recounted the
details for WISHTV, as his wife does not speak English.
"The guy say, 'Give me the money or we take the baby,'" Angeles-Morales explained.
When Garzon told them she didn't have any money, the woman began to
seize the baby and a brief scuffle broke out before the male robber
clocked Garzon on the forehead with his pistol, forcing her to release
her child. The woman then attempted to escape through the back door with
the baby before being accosted by the family's pit bull.
"She try to run away through the back door, but one of the doggies -
he didn't let her go through the back door," said Angeles-Morales.
The woman then ran back toward the front door, releasing the baby to
Garzon on the way. Both robbers left empty-handed and Garzon and her
child were treated at Wishard Hospital. The baby was unharmed, while
Garzon suffered a cut on her forehead and some bruising.
Despite the story's happy ending, some readers of the report on
WISHTV took issue with the article due to the fact that the family's pit
bull was only referred to as a "dog."
"Seriously, is it so hard to give credit to the fact that the dog is a
PIT BULL?" wrote Amber Yorlano. "He's a heroic dog that is credit to
"Why didn't they specify that it was a pit bull?" added Ja Santana.
"Had it been a negative story that would have been the first thing they
Follow-ups on the story from msnNOW.com and Opposing Views both referred to the dog as a pit bull.
Indianapolis police are currently looking for a suspect described as
an African-American male, 6-foot-2, 35 years old, heavyset with acne
scars, a close-cut beard and light skin. He is considered to be armed
The female suspect has been described as being an African-American in
her mid-20s, 5-foot-10, heavyset with braided ponytail and piercings on
her lip and eyebrow.
Those with any information should call IMPD at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.