Man arrested after dog thwarts kidnapping in Pasadena, officials say

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PASADENA, Texas - A man has been arrested after an 11-year-old girl was nearly abducted Sept. 2 in Pasadena while walking her dog, according to authorities.

Raul Perez was arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping, according to authorities.

"He grabbed her by the arm and said, 'Come on,'" Bianca Hernandez, the victim's sister, said.

The girl, a sixth-grade student in the Midland area who was visiting family, resisted the would-be abductor but was losing the struggle until her dog, Ray, a 2-year-old beagle mix, jumped into the fray, according to the family.

"He bit the man's left leg, she then ran home," Hernandez said Monday.

Both the girl and the dog survived the attack physically unscathed.

The assailant left the Willow Oaks Townhome complex on Willow Oaks Circle in Pasadena on Sunday just before 9:30 a.m.

Surveillance video at the complex captured a clear shot of Perez and the license plate of the green 2001 Ford Expedition he was driving.

"We're blessed that she's OK," Hernandez said.

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