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Man's Best Friend Saves the Day


#1


http://news.yahoo.com/dog-helps-alert-parents-to-abusive-babysitter-164358493.html

A loyal and protective dog helped alert parents to an abusive baby sitter in South Carolina.

According to WCSC, which originally reported the story, the dog began exhibiting aggressive behavior whenever the baby sitter, 22-year-old Alexis Khan, would approach the couple's then 7-month-old son, Finn.

By this point, the baby sitter had already been employed by the family for five months. The parents, fearing the worst but not wishing to act presumptuously, hid a camera phone between the couch cushions.

Their worst fears were quickly confirmed. Finn's father, Benjamin Jordan, recounted the details to WCSC:

"It started with cussing," Jordan said. "Then you hear slap noises and his crying changes from a distress cry to a pain cry. I just wanted to reach through the audio tape, go back in time and just grab him up."

"To know that five months I had handed my child to a monster, not knowing what was going on in my house for that day," said Jordan.

Khan was arrested several weeks later. Confronted with the audio made by the parents, she reportedly confessed. She was later sentenced to one to three years in prison. She will also have to register as a child abuser and will not be allowed to work with children in the future.

The Jordans told WSCS that their child is doing fine and shows no lingering effects of the abuse. They also gave thanks to their dog.

"Had our dog not alerted us to the trouble, had my wife's instincts not said we need to make something happen, it could have been Finn that was killed by the baby sitter. You never know," he said.

Last year, another heroic dog thwarted a kidnapping at an Indianapolis home. In 2011, a dog in the Philippines jumped in front of an out-of-control motorcycle, keeping the bike from hitting nearby children and losing its snout in the process.

Kind of a cool story... but the real reason I posted this article was for the babysitter. I hope you guys enjoy (I was in tears).


#2

My god, that dog in the picture almost looks human.


#3

I couldn't help but make some striking similarities between her and the following. And because of what she did I don't really feel bad.


#4

As close to human as a pug could get.


#5

Maybe the wrong genre.


#6


The family didn't happen to have any puzzle boxes laying around, did they?


#7

I would have had trouble doing the right thing , instead of beating her half to death.


#8

Fatties gon' fat.


#9

Damn I love dogs. Always very cool to hear stories like this. Also very disturbing to hear that anyone could hit a young child that that.

S


#10

squats and milk gone horribly wrong.


#11

speaking of cool stories of dogs helping/rescuing people, check this one:

http://now.msn.com/dobermans-sense-car-crash-a-mile-away-lead-handlers-to-scene

The owners Dobermans pulled their owners OVER A MILE a locate a woman who was trapped in a overturned car. Unbelievable senses those animals have.


#12

Well, hopefully with this conviction on her record, we won't have to go through the process in a couple years of having to sign some internet petition to get her fired from CPS.


#13

You guys aren't even close to being on about this monster.

Here you go


#14

^^ yeah...I thought she looked like that Saw puppet too.


#15

Nards agrees!!! I win!!!