- One held a machete on professor’s throat and the other was carrying a sword.
- They wanted his gold chain and whatever other valuables he was carrying then.
- Leo turned out to be a hero and chased the dacoits.
A professor in Mahalakshmi layout in Benglauru went out to get milk along with his pet dog Leo on his scooter to the nearest milk parlour around 5:30 am in the morning. It was then when a car intercepted his scooter and then five men stepped out of it.
One held a machete on professor’s throat and the other was carrying a sword. They wanted his gold chain and whatever other valuables he was carrying then. Leo turned out to be a hero and chased the dacoits and quite dramatically he did not let go off the other two as well, who were carrying deadly weapons.
Meanwhile, the professor had his time to run back to his house and seek help. The professor’s son immediately went out and tried looking for Leo, who broke free and made the robbers run for their life. But he did not want to come back and waited for his father to come back.
"I go to this milk parlour every day. On March 8, I couldn't say no to Leo and, for the first time, he came along with me following my scooter to the shop. I told them they could have whatever they wanted, just don't hurt me. But just as I was taking off the chain, I saw Leo pounce upon the man who held the weapon to my throat," the professor was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
"I left my scooter and ran into a house from where I borrowed a phone and called my son. In no time, my wife and son came over in our car. I told them Leo was fighting the armed robbers alone, so my son went looking for him and found him waiting by the scooter. The robbers had been chased away."
"My son had to forcibly get Leo in the car to get him to where my wife and I were waiting. Apparently, he kept turning back to the scooter, looking for me. He relaxed only after he saw me."
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:47 PM IST