Anthony Easley was arraigned last week on charges of an attempted sexual assault and burglary that took place four months ago in San Jose, California.
And the credit all goes to gentle Maya, a four-year-old pit bull. She helped fend off Easley and brought authorities a clue to the case — Easley’s blood on her face.
Four months ago, Maya’s owner was opening up her front door when she came face to face with an intruder, Easley. He began to strangle her, but then the woman saw Maya come across the room.
She told Maya to “get him”, and the brown and white dog began to bite Easley and tried to get him off of her owner. The woman was able to grab Easley “where the sun doesn’t shine”, and he finally let go. With Maya ready to attack him some more, Easley ran off.
When police officers arrived to the scene, they didn’t find too much evidence, except for one — a drop of blood above Maya’s right eye.
They weren’t sure if that drop of blood would amount to much but it eventually did.
Several months later, the Santa Clara County crime lab extracted human DNA from the sample. It was then ran through the state’s database of samples taken from anyone convicted of a felony and those arrested or charged with a homicide or sex offense. The information finally lead to Easley.
When police officers told the victim of Easley’s arrest, she went home and hugged Maya. She said, “What would I do without you?” This brave pitbull was rewarded with a two-pound steak for helping save her owner’s life and providing a clue to the suspect.
Source: San Jose Mercury News