They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but if you’re a home invader, a dog can quickly become your worst nightmare. That’s exactly what happened during an attempted home invasion in Redford, Michigan.

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According to The Detroit News, the incident occurred around 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 24900 block of Midland St. Police said the female victim was asleep when the suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the home through an open window.

A physical confrontation ensued and the victim was struck in the head, WXYZ reported.

That’s when the woman’s dog emerged and chased off the home invader.

Redford Township Police used a K-9 unit in an effort to find the suspect to no avail. As WXYS notes, he is described as a man in his early 20s, six feet tall and skinny. He was wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans and a black ski mask during the incident.

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If you have information about this incident, contact the Redford Township Police Department at (313) 387-2551 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.

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