Amid the Bans on Pit Bulls; A Pit bulls saves Ohio woman from assault, police say

Published: February 18, 2020  Updated: February 18, 2020 at 7:45 am EST

An Ohio woman was saved by her dogs when her ex-boyfriend attacked her, police say.

It happened Thursday evening in a Linden neighborhood home. According to police, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, 58-year-old Lonnie Hollingsworth, was outside her home retrieving some of his property. The woman said she allowed Hollingsworth to come inside at one point.

She told police they hung out for a while, but then an argument started. Police said Hollingsworth then held the woman at knifepoint and demanded money.

The victim’s dogs, described as pit bulls, then began attacking Hollingsworth. Police say Hollingsworth stabbed the dogs. The dogs retreated to another room while the woman handed Hollingsworth some cash.

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