ALTADENA, Calif -- Two robbery suspects ran into an unexpected obstacle during a hold-up at a cigar shop in Altadena -- a crime-fighting Chihuahua.
Deputies say the men entered Ace Smoke Shop on North Lake Avenue ordered the clerk to give them his money.
The clerk complied, putting his cash in a backpack brought by the robbers.
Just as the suspects were about to leave, the owner's pet Chihuahua, Poco, attacked the men by barking and jumping on them.
One of the suspects appeared so threatened by the pint-sized protector that he pointed his rifle at it.
The suspects hurriedly fled the location on foot, last seen running southbound on Maiden Lane from Mariposa Street, with the victim's money in their backpack and the dog chasing after them.
Later that night, I hope the Pup-Peroni was flowing for Poco the Chihuahua after his courageous display.
You can view hero dog and the 20+ second incident below:
Update: Since YouTube removed the original version of the video, you can go here to The Sun and see the full 21 seconds of doggie action.