A protective canine saved a woman from a potentially bad situation. The 35 year old was walking her dog on Humpback Road in Langford near the junction with Sooke Road at around 1:30 p.m. on Friday when a man in a 1980s Volkswagen Rabbit pulled up beside her.
The man driving the vehicle struck up a conversation then reached through the open window and grabbed her arm.
Her dog, a Rottweiler, reacted by biting the man’s arm, allowing her to break free from his grasp and run away. She was not physically injured.
The driver is described as Caucasian, aged 40 to 45 with an acne-scarred face and a prominent mole on the left side. He was wearing a white button-up shirt and the car was rust- or red primer-coloured.
West Shore RCMP ask anyone who may have seen the suspect or vehicle in the area to contact them at 250-474-2264 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
While no other cases have been reported, police also encourage residents to report any suspicious activity.