A boy saw an elderly man getting attacked. He turned to a construction worker for help.
Marshall Schmitz, 9, turned to CS McCrossan Construction worker Derrick Johnson for help when he saw a pit bull attacking a man walking his dog in St. Louis Park on Monday.
“I saw a man walking a little dog, and then a pit bull I’d never seen before run after the man,’ Marshall recalled. “And the man was holding his little dog in his arms in the air, and then the man got knocked over.’
Johnson was able to fight off the dog, but not before the little dog died in the attack. Police arrived to settle the situation.
The officer also commended Marshall’s actions, saying the boy behaved “beyond his years’ by stopping what he was doing and running for help.