A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a 60-year-old woman in North Parramatta, Australia, after he allegedly tried to strangle her before her pitbull stepped in, saving her life.
Police were called to Iron Street just after 4 am on Sunday 23rd August after the woman woke up to find a masked intruder inside her home.
Police allege that Peni Naiserelagi, 34, assaulted the woman, Susan Bandera, and tried to strangle her.
However, hearing the commotion and wanting to protect her owner from the masked intruder, the pit bull ran into the room and attacked the man, causing him serious injuries.
As the dog was attacking the intruder, the victim was able to run into her bathroom and hide as she raised the alarm.
Her attacker then fled the scene.
Police immediately launched an investigation and arrested Mr Naiserelagi, who is known to the woman, at home on Victoria Rd in Parramatta about 10 pm on the same day.
Naiserelagi was taken to Parramatta police station where he was charged with various offences, including attempted murder.
The man was refused bail and to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Monday.
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