21-year-old Justin Ireland has his dog, Thor, to thank for securing him from an armed robber attempting to rob the gasoline station where he was working.
Justin was working a Holly’s Gas in Saco, Maine, when a man pertained to the workplace and asked if he might utilize his phone. The man’s face was partly covered, which Ireland presumed was to protect him against the cold.
Thor, a Boxer/Pit Bull mix, was excited somebody was at the door and wanted to run outdoors and welcome the visitor. Justin held back Thor and told the guy he could not let him make use of the phone, at which point the guy suddenly pulled out a weapon, pushed Justin and demanded money.
Justin told Portland Press Herald that he was terrified in the beginning, however he immediately recognized that the gun was likely a BB weapon and at that point he “went from anxious to pissed off”.
But the robber threatened it was real and made a move on Justin once more. This time, Thor leapt to Justin’s defense and lunged at the guy. Security tape video (see below) shows that Thor managed to bite the guy twice on the face, but Justin informed the paper that does not believe that Thor broke any skin.
The guy ran away after being attacked by Thor and escaped in a newer model Chevrolet Silverado extended taxi pickup.
The white male suspect was last seen wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with the word “GAP” written throughout the front, black pants, gray and black gloves, a winter season hat and a dark green mask with orange liner covering all-time low of his face. The burglary occurred on February 9, 2015.
Saco cops ask that any individual with details call them at 282-8216.
On the other hand Justin made sure to reward the canine he had actually adopted when he had to do with a year old and predestined for a shelter. Thor got a big bone to take pleasure in and somebody has already stopped by to give Thor a bag of treats!
Below is the video monitoring video of the attempted burglary and Thor in action.