Jake, the Rottweiler, is a bit of a hero (unknown to him, of course). While being walked by his owner, he apparently heard the sobbing and cries of a woman being sexually assaulted. He bounded off and chased the attacker away.
After the attacker was gone, Jake returned and remained with the victim and his owner until police arrived.
The man was convicted for this attack and a previous attack on a 13-yr-old. He faces four years in prison and, after that, deportation.
These stories are interesting, because they highlight our unrealistic expectations of dogs.
For example, what if Jake had chased a young boy playing and screaming with his sister in the woods? Perhaps Jake would be able to judge that playful behavior is acceptable but violent behavior is not, but perhaps not.
In the former case, he is a hero, but in the latter, he would be a menace.
I am glad Jake was there. He showed great restraint in not biting the assailant. I think he would show great restraint with a child too. He did a good job.