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Another nice, positive story. The woman wouldn't have been allowed to even keep the dog that may have saved her life in many cities today.

Dog bites man; it's news as pit bull foils an attack

Friday, February 01, 2008

TROUTDALE -- Most people teach their dogs not to bite. But there's a time and place for everything.

The time was early Thursday. The place was Troutdale.

A 19-year-old woman took her pit bull outside, and a man grabbed her. That's when the dog came to her rescue.

Troutdale police say it bit the man -- hard enough that he let the woman go and ran away.

The attack occurred about 12:50 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Southwest 257th Avenue.

The man is thought to be 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. He wore dark pants and a black hooded sweat shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call 503-665-6129.

Sgt. Marc Shrake, a Troutdale Police Department spokesman, said it is unusual for someone to attack a person in the presence of a pet dog.

"Especially with it being a pit bull," he said.

-- Brad Schmidt