Pit bulls save Ohio woman from assault by ex, Columbus Police say
WXIN / Columbus Police
Lonnie Hollingsworth

via WXIN:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WXIN/WCMH) -- An Ohio woman was saved by her dogs when her ex-boyfriend attacked her Thursday night, Feb. 13, police say.

According to Columbus 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 an argument started. Police said Hollingsworth then held the woman at knifepoint and demanded money.

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

Police said the dogs then returned and Hollingsworth started hitting them with a pot, giving their owner time to escape. She suffered minor injuries, according to police.

Hollingsworth was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.