Pit bull protects child during attempted burglary

LINCOLN, Neb. –  A 9-year-old was home alone when his pit bull protected him during an attempted burglary on Wednesday evening.

The incident took place at 5 p.m. in the 600 Block of N. 30th Street. The mother of the 9-year-old told police she left him at home when she went to pick up her other children.

The mother received a call a short time later from a neighbor that an attempted burglary had occurred at the home.

Police said shortly after the mother left, an unknown male wearing a mask attempted to enter the house.

The 9-year-old sent his pit bull after the intruder, police said, and the dog chased the man out of the home and away from the area. The suspect fled the scene in a silver car.

The child then ran to the neighbor’s house to call his mother.

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