A 4-year-old rat terrier is being hailed a hero by a Cobb County resident. Jennifer Jones, the owner of the dog credits her small breed pet with saving her daughter from being snatched by a man in Marietta. The young lady is recovering from the scare, and police now have a sketch of the man in question. Jennifer praised her dog during an interview with WSB
“My hero. My daughter’s hero.”
The girl told Cobb County police that she and her dog were walking to school with her sisters on Darnell Road near Barber Road around 7 a.m. on January 29 when a man drove past them and stopped. The man then jumped out of his truck and grabbed her. The little dog went crazy, biting the man on the ankle, which caused him to release her.
It only took that one moment for the girl and her sisters to escape the man.
Sergeant Dana Pierce with the Cobb County police also believes the terrier saved the life its owner.
“Who knows what would have happened if the dog hadn’t reacted to that sudden movement by the suspect as he actually grabbed the young lady by the wrist.”
The girl was able to give investigators a description of the man, as well as his vehicle. Cobb County police are looking for a middle age black male, about 5’10” with a medium build. He was wearing a royal blue hoodie and a dark-colored baseball cap. She said the vehicle is a newer model, single cab, white truck with scratches on the right side and rear
Anyone who has information on this man is asked to please call Cobb County police at 770-801-3479. The neighborhood is upset over this near tragedy since it happened in close proximity to a school. Children are known to walk to school with parental supervision, and it’s really scary that a man would attempt a kidnapping in this quiet, rural community.
Please share this story with friends in the Cobb County area. It is hoped someone will either recognize the sketch or know of a black man fitting this description who’s sporting a dog bite to his hand.