There’s a good reason dogs are known as man’s best friend. Even the smallest breeds can be fiercely loyal and protective of the families they own. And if you live in a place like New York (or Canada) where the powers that be prefer that the criminals are the only ones who are armed, a pugnacious pooch may be one of the few effective means of home defense available. That’s no doubt what Justin Becker is thinking today after a failed home invasion attempt . . .
The drama unfolded at around 5 p.m. Saturday when the fake deliveryman pushed his way into the apartment on Lambert Street in Graniteville after claiming he had a package.
Justin Becker, 32, shoved the thug to the ground, and pushed the door into his body — jamming the gunman as he lay halfway inside the apartment.
That’s when Kilo sprang into action.
“My dog stuck his head out the door, and then [the thug] shot him in the head,” Becker said. The coward then ran off.
Becker’s girlfriend thought poor Kilo was a goner, or so nypost.com says. Fortunately, the bullet only grazed off of his skull and exited through his neck without hitting anything vital.
“This is like, one in a million,” said Dr. Greg Panarello, whose veterinary clinic operated on Kilo. “He’s very lucky.”
The hospital’s staff was so impressed, they put a little “S” on his bandage — for “superhero.” Panarello called him “a really sweet dog.”
And while any dog is always better than no dog, the story might have turned out much worse if Becker’s pal had been a Pekingese rather than a pit bull.
Kilo’s probably in line for a 24 oz. medium rare Peter Luger Porterhouse once he’s made a full recovery and we know he’ll enjoy it. Let’s just hope Mayor Mike doesn’t hear what happened and make dog control the next item on his citizen control agenda.
[h/t Allen V.]