Article Courtesy of Huffington Post
Chihuahuas don’t know they are tiny dogs. They are very protective. This can sometimes get them in big trouble (see Remedy’s Story), or it can make them tiny heroes. Here is one such story that could have gone both ways. Thankfully for little Paco and his owner, it was the latter.
A tiny chihuahua became a crime-fighting hero on July 7 when he chased off two armed robbers from a Southern California cigar store.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released this surveillance footage from the Ace Smoke Shop in Altadena that shows two masked men entering the establishment with a rifle and a backpack. At first, the robbers demand money from store owner Eric Knight, who starts putting cash in the backpack offscreen.
They’re interrupted by the store owner’s dog, who begins barking ferociously at the armed robbers. Flustered, the two men grab the back pack and run away, but not before pointing the rifle at both the cashier and the dog.
Knight told ABC 7 that his dog, Paco, has been with him for five years ever since Knight rescued him from a shelter. “I’m going to put a cape on him I think,” said Knight.
The two men got away with about $200 but no one was hurt, reports CNN.
In the longer version of the security footage, Knight is seen exiting the store to look for his dog. Paco returned shortly, tail wagging.
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