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Dog prevents kidnapping of 11-year-old girl in Houston area
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An 11-year-old girl is safe from an attempted kidnapping after her dog bit the attacker in the leg on Sunday morning.
Pasadena Police said a man grabbed the girl by the arm and tried dragging her into a dark grey SUV near Willow Oaks Circle in central Pasadena.
The beagle terrier mix, named Ray, bit the suspect in the leg and allowed the child to run away to safety, Pasadena Police said.
Police said the girl was visiting family in the area when the attack occurred. An eyewitness report by a family member described the suspect as a Hispanic male wearing a tank top with a receding hairline and an upper arm tattoo.
Police said they are still searching for the alleged kidnapper but noted they have the license plate of the SUV.
Anyone with any information should reach out to Pasadena Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or submit an online report here.