Rocky Mount dog scares away intruder
A Rocky Mount woman says she got out of the shower Monday to find a stranger in her Benvenue Road home. Fortunately, her dog was alert and ran the man off.
"It is just not something you think would happen to you,” Donna Sherrod said.
Sherrod said that while she often left her doors unlocked, she never expected someone to just come inside.
Sherrod said she was in the shower Monday when she heard a noise at the door. By the time she saw the strange man, she said, he was already on his way inside.
"He snatches the door open and runs at me and grabs me around my throat,” she recalled.
Sherrod said she thought her best chance of survival was getting to the kitchen to grab a weapon. However, what really saved her, she said, was her 4-month-old dog. He barked and bit at the stranger.
The man was eventually chased back out the same unlocked door through which he entered.
Sherrod said she feels blessed to have survived the attack.
Sherrod said she didn't know the man and is hoping police can arrest him.