A pit bull on a walk along the beach with his owners girlfriend thwarted a robbery attempted Tuesday evening, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.
A 52-year-old woman told officers she was walking her boyfriends pit bull about 6 p.m. Tuesday on the beach near 76th Avenue North when a man armed with a knife approached her and demanded her cell phone and anything else she had with her, police said.
The woman said the man wore dark clothing and a ski mask covered his face as he pointed the knife at her throat, according to the report. The woman said the pit bull became aggressive and bit at the suspect.
The woman said she believed the dog bit the robber before he ran down the beach without taking anything from her, according to the report. Officers searched the area and alerted area hospitals about anyone seeking treatment for a possible dog bite.
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