Sat, 25 May 2013
The New Paper
Actress Chris Tong's pet saves her from late-night attacker
by Abigail Goh
SINGAPORE - Man's best friend saved a woman in distress.
MediaCorp actress Chris Tong's dog attacked her robber, preventing him from grabbing the keys to her four-year-old Mercedes-Benz SLKClass car.
The incident happened at 1am yesterday morning in Cheras, a Kuala Lumpur (KL) suburb.
Tong, 30, who is based in KL, was out buying supper.
She was walking with her year-old Maltese, Baby, to her car parked at the side of the street when she was shoved from behind.
She was sent sprawling, bruising the left side of her face.
She also suffered scrapes and bruises to her arms and legs.
She said in a phone interview from KL last night: "I was caught unawares because the man came from behind and I was pushed to the ground.
"At that point, I was too scared to think. My mind went blank."
The man tried to grab her car keys but Baby started barking and tried to attack him.
The man kicked the dog. Fortunately, people who heard the commotion started shouting at the man. The frightened robber then ran off.
Tong said the attacker was tall and had tanned skin.
"I was worried for Baby but luckily the robber's kick did not hurt him," she said.
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