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After [Officer Cain's] lecture on Friday, my family on Saturday 06 DEC 03 was attacked by a dog & 2-3 perpetrators in our driveway when we got out of our vehicle after returning home. The driveway was dark & the perpetrators were lying down behind the one bush near my home. My wife had gone to the door, followed by 3 of my 5 children when I heard male voices. I walked to the front of my van when the dog came out aggressively barking at me. I shouted to get the dog off me, when the perpetrators welled “get him”. The dog lunged out & bit me on the leg when I reactively pulled out the non-lethal chemical spray (I had purchased the day before, after Officer Cain’s training), and shot one blast. The dog dropped, I helped escort my family to safety & the 2-3 perpetrators ran off choking & coughing. 911 was called and the sheriff investigated. The dog was located & animal control is conducting a case. I can attest to the fact that the spray worked on an aggressive dog and 15 ft out because the perpetrators were that far behind the bush. Thanks for your assistance in crime awareness/prevention.
—B. C. Downs, LCDR
United States Coast Guard (G-MPP-3)
Port Security Assessment Team
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