Sheriff: Dog Stops Attempted Rape in Florida by Biting Woman's Attacker

A Boston terrier stopped a rape attempt by biting a Florida woman's attacker, police said.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said the 46-year-old woman allowed a man inside her apartment Wednesday after he said he was a repairman.

Once inside, however, the man attacked her, according to deputies. Her female dog then bit the man on the shoulder, and he fled the apartment.

The woman was treated at a hospital and released.

She described her attacker as 40 to 55 years old, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. She said he has wavy brown and gray hair and very white teeth.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (954) 321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).