Woman credits dog with fighting off attacker

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Lexington Police are investigating a violent home invasion. It happened just before four Friday morning, at a home on Russell Cave Road, in northern Fayette County.

26-year old Jennifer Hazen says she was expecting a friend, so when she heard a knock at the door, she answered it. Instead of a friend, she found a man wearing a ski mask.

Hazen says the man forced his way inside her home, pushed her down, and slashed her face with some sort of sharp object.

Hazen says she yelled for her pet boxer dog.

"My boxer out of nowhere came leaping over the top of us and grabbed a hold of him and managed to chase him back out the front door and was gone," says Hazen.

The would-be thief wasn't able to get away with any loot, but the early morning scare was just enough that Hazen took refuge somewhere other than her own home this New Year's day.

Right now police say they have no leads in the case. If you have any information on the crime, call Bluegrass Crimestoppers at 859-253-2020. You don't give your name, only your information. You could receive a cash reward if it leads to an arrest.

Police say they don't know much about the suspect because he was wearing a ski mask, but they say this does appear to be a random act of violence.

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