Hero Rescue Dog Takes A Bite Out Of Would-Be Burglar, Is A Good Boy

Mark Slepian said he was alerted to a potential threat when his dog walker called to say someone had broken into his home.

May 24, 2019
Mark Slepian with Enzo [ABC7/screenshot]

Photo by: Mark Slepian with Enzo [ABC7/screenshot]

Mark Slepian with Enzo [ABC7/screenshot]

By: Catherine Townsend

RAMSEY, NJ — A New Jersey pooch is probably getting a lot of extra treats this week after his owner claimed that the dog helped take a literal bite out of crime by attacking and scaring away a would-be burglar.

Mark Slepian said that he came home from the dentist on Tuesday and found signs of an apparent struggle, according to NorthJersey.com. Slepian said he was alerted to a potential threat when his dog walker called to say someone had broken into his home.

He said that he rushed home and found an open window, a desk and computer monitor that had been knocked over — and then he saw blood on the wall. His 120-pound Neopolitan mastiff, Enzo, was unhurt and appeared unfazed.

Slepian posted photos of what appeared to be blood splatter on his walls on Facebook. He wrote: "To any amateur burglar looking for a quick score…make sure you don’t hit a house where a Neo Mastiff lives or you’ll end up like this poor bastard…and no, that’s not Enzo’s blood…that’s my boy…."

"Everybody I think is going to look at it and say, 'There’s some guy breaking into your house and you know what, if you try to break in you’re going to get what’s coming to you,'" Slepian told NorthJersey.com.

Police said they are still investigating in order to determine what happened.

Slepian said that he adopted Enzo several years ago. A woman from Kentucky rescued him from a kill shelter in Texas, and he eventually made his way to Slepian in New Jersey.

Despite his size, Slepian called Enzo a “cream puff” and added: “All he wants to do is hang out and lick you. But apparently he does what mastiffs do and protect the home."

Read more: ABC7NY, NorthJersey.com

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