Mom, 30, is rescued when her dog bites the attacker while he throws her to the floor and holds the knife to her throat during a nighttime walk
- Amy Edmonson went for a walk with her dog Star in Southend-on-Sea last week
- She was approached by a man and a woman who asked her for directions
- The man then attacked her and held a knife to her throat demanding money
- Star then jumped on the attacker and bit him until the pair were forced to flee
A mother was rescued by her dog after biting the leg of an attacker who pushed her to the ground and held a knife to her throat.
Amy Edmonson, 30, took her dog Star – a Staffordshire bull terrier cross Jack Russell cross Pitbull – for a nighttime walk in Southend-on-Sea last Monday.
She says a man and a woman approached her on her walk around the road.
Amy Edmonson was rescued by her dog Star after biting the leg of an attacker who pushed her to the ground and held a knife to her throat
The mum-of-one took her dog Star – a Staffordshire bull terrier cross Jack Russell cross Pitbull – for a nighttime walk in Southend-on-Sea last Monday.
But when Amy turned to give the clues, the man jumped on her back and wrestled her to the ground with a knife to her throat.
Amy said she remained on the floor, pinned down by the man, for what “felt like forever,” and that she feared her nine-year-old son Riley would be left without a mother.
But when she let go of Star’s lead, her ‘loving little dog’ launched herself on the attacker and started biting his leg.
Amy said Star “refused” to let go – and she was able to get the man off her by promising that if he let her go, she would call Star back.
She says a man and a woman approached her for directions on her walk in Essex last week, but the man tried to assault her.
When Amy turned to give the clues, the man jumped on her back and wrestled her throat with a knife.
When she let go of Star’s lead, her ‘loving doggie’ launched herself on the attacker and started biting his leg.
The pair then fled and Amy rushed back to her apartment with Star.
She said, ‘Star 100 percent saved my life. I kept thinking, I’m dying, there’s no way to get this guy off me.
It wasn’t really meant for her – she’s usually the most loving little dog, licking everyone to death.
‘I was amazed that she did what she did – but so grateful to her. That night she got an extra large dinner and lots of extra hugs. ‘
Amy said she was just outside her apartment building when the attack occurred around 11:30 p.m. last Monday.
Amy said she was just outside her apartment building when the attack occurred around 11:30 p.m. last Monday
She said: ‘We were just coming back from a dog walk when a man and a woman approached and asked where Southchurch was.
I turned and pointed in the right direction, and the man just jumped on my back, pushed me to the ground and held a knife to my throat.
‘They kept saying, give me your money, where is your money, we need your money.
‘I was on the floor for what felt like forever. But then I let go of my dog’s leash and she just jumped on him and started biting his leg.
Amy said she stayed on the floor pinned down by the man for what ‘felt like forever’
She didn’t want to let go. The woman ran away at that moment and the guy said, “Get this goddamn dog off me”.
‘I told him to get rid of me so I could get my dog off him. After that, he clearly panicked and ran away too. ‘
Amy admitted that she feared the worst during the attack.
She added: ‘I just thought my son would grow up without a mother and my dog would be without me.
“Star is my little lifesaver. I wouldn’t be here without her. She is the most loving dog you will meet. I’ve never seen her like this, but it just goes to show that she was protecting me.