'Hero' Stranger Saves Family's Dog From Pit Bull Attack

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O.P. Miller; the dog Miller saved, along with Officer Furlong's children. (Carl Stevens; Officer Timothy Furlong)

LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Nahant Police officer is calling the complete stranger who pulled an attacking pit bull off his family's dog a hero.

Officer Timothy Furlong told WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens his wife and children were walking their German Shepherd, Lucy, near their home in Lynn Friday when Lucy was attacked by the pit bull.

A complete stranger, who goes by the pseudonym O.P. Miller, stopped his car and pulled the pit bull off of Lucy.

"I could hear a little girl screaming help us, help us," he said. "He bit my hand, and I struggled with him, I got him down on the ground."

Miller had to spend the rest of Easter weekend in the hospital getting Rabies shots.

Now, Furlong said he believes Miller deserves a citation from the city for stepping in.

"I know firsthand [about] putting yourself in harm's way, and to see a complete stranger do it for your family, it's just overwhelming, it's emotional," he said.

So, why did Miller step in?

"To be honest, it was the little girl," he said. "I mean, you see a little girl like that in the street with tears pouring down her face, I don't know why these cars kept driving by, I don't understand it."

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WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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