A woman says someone tried to steal her dog while walking in the East Nashville neighborhood

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) — An east Nashville woman says someone tried to steal her dog while she was walking through her neighborhood.

The woman said it was an issue she was hearing about more and more in the Five Points neighborhood of East Nashville.

She said she was walking along the road when a man jumped out of a van and lunged at her dog.

“I was so scared. I didn’t know what to do,” the woman said.

A shocking situation that left the woman still on edge. She asked not to share her name or show her face out of fear.

“I don’t know who you call when your dog almost got bitten,” the woman said. “I was walking my dog ​​down the street and noticed a car coming very slowly towards us.”

The woman said within seconds a man jumped out of the van and ran straight for his dog Bosco, a purebred Labrador.

“He picked up my dog, and he’s huge, he’s a big dog, and he tried to pick him up and my dog ​​started thrashing and fighting, and I’m grabbing the leash trying to pull him “said the woman.

As the two fought over Bosco, the woman said he turned his head and bit the man, forcing him to let go before fleeing.

“I grabbed Bosco and we ran home,” the woman said.

After calling the police, the woman said the officers told her they had received other dog calls.

“Thank goodness Bosco is around 80 pounds because he wasn’t that easy to pick up, but someone else’s dog could be, and I know how I would feel if I lost my dog. I would be devastated and I don’t want anyone to lose their dog,” the woman said.

Neighbors now warn each other to keep an eye out and keep your dog close while walking in the area.