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Three-legged dog prevents armed assault

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New York: A brave three-legged pitbull which helped stop a dangerous home burglary in the US state of Wisconsin is getting extra treats. 15-year-old Levi, injured when a masked man shot at him last week, is expected to make a full recovery from his wound. His owner, Darcy Cherry said that when an armed robber broke into her home last week, Levi started growling and barking.

The intruder had pointed a gun at Cherry and her boyfriend, Bob Stenzel. The armed man had made the couple get on the ground, then demanded money.

“Not more than a minute after that, the person fired on Levi right in the head,” Stenzel told CNN affiliate WISC. The bullet grazed the dog’s head and lodged into its left shoulder. The intruder then ran off without stealing anything.


Police said the suspect is still on the loose. This is not Levi’s first brush with heroism.
Levi lost his leg during a family hike in 2014. The dog apparently took a fall of the edge of a trail — shattering his leg. Cherry said Levi’s action prevented her son, who was following close behind the dog, from being hurt during the incident.Levi apparently survived a dog-napping two years ago, the report said.