Police Question Hero 911 Dog Claim

Police are questioning a woman's claim that her dog alerted 911 after she was attacked by a home invader.

By David Chang
|  Monday, Apr 23, 2012  |  Updated 1:40 PM EDT
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Police Question Hero 911 Dog Claim

NBC10Philadelphia.com

It happened at a row home near the 4100 block of Edgely Road shortly before 4 a.m.

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Investigators are questioning a local woman who told police her dog alerted 911 after she was attacked by a home invader.

Police initially told NBC10 they were called to a row home near the 4100 block of Edgely Road on Monday shortly before 4 a.m. The owner of the house, a 54-year-old woman, told police a suspect broke into her home, choked her and threw her down a flight of stairs.

The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for a sore neck and back.

Police reported to NBC10 the victim was blind and that her seeing-eye dog used a special device to call 911. Police now say they are unsure if the dog actually did this however. The woman’s son spoke with NBC10 and claimed his mother was not blind and that she instead suffers from astigmatism. This claim has not been confirmed by police however.

Police tell NBC10 they are currently conducting more interviews with the woman as they continue to investigate the incident.


 

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