All Out Blitz Sacks Abductor
April 16 | 4 Comments
Of course not…well, the part about cats may be true.
Being anti-stereotype, I have a soft spot in my heart for pit bulls. Not because they’re dogs, that does help, but because they are always portrayed as fighters and haters. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I say, one must always look at the owner, not the dog’s breed to get a sense of the canine’s personality. There’s more than physical similarities between the two.
Take my old man for instance: he’s a good looking, sarcastic, food seeking machine with an easy going style. I’m told I’ve taken on those characteristics too. This is totally against the stereotype for my mixed breed: good looking, sarcastic, food seeking machine with an easy going style. Hmmm…that didn’t work out as planned.
Anyway, here’s a story that should dispel any negative lingering thoughts you have about pit bulls.
HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)- A Holland woman has an unlikely hero to thank after breaking up a domestic fight.
The 32-year-old’s estranged husband beat her and attempted to abduct her from her safe house in Holland.
The plan was foiled thanks to a dog which usually gets a bad rap.
The fight between Steven Schumacher, 33, and his wife was very public. Witnesses say he beat and dragged his wife across the street, attempting to get her into his vehicle.
But the fact the fight was public may have helped. That’s how Blitz saw the events unfolding from his window, and ‘blitzed’ to the rescue.
Blitz is a two-year-old, hundred and something pound pit bull; yes, the kind many fear.
“He’ll protect us when we need it,” says his owner. “But he’s a great house pet, he’s great with my kids, he’s wonderful.”
She saw Schumacher beating and dragging his estranged wife.
Blitz saw it too.
“I came out my front door and my dog spilled past me and went and scared him a little bit.”
She says he never bit anyone, but scared Schumacher just enough that he loosened his grip on his wife.
Captain Rick Walters of the Holland Police Department, “He was taken into custody without incident.”
What is known though is the dog many fear, saw fear, and became a hero.
“I’m very proud of him,” chimed in his owner. “He would never do anything unless the situation was like that when he feels that we’re in danger.”
Put a check mark in the Good Deeds department for pit bulls…and put another check mark in the Bad Deeds column for humans.