HEMBY BRIDGE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - "This is the dog that saved our life," said Brittany Haughwout.
Brittany crediting her pitbulls, Hoss and Stella for protecting her and her boyfriend's family after men with guns tried to break into their home on Idlewild Road in Hemby Bridge.
"His dad came running in with his hands tied behind his back and he said 'we are getting robbed, we are getting robbed. They have guns, They have guns,'" said Haughwout.
According to the Union County Sheriff's Office it needs help looking for three black men in a silver car. They believe they are involved in four different home invasions, three in Union County and one in Monroe.
One of the victim's included the stepmother of former Independence/UNC/NFL player Hakeem Nicks.
Brittany said her boyfriend's dad was in the garage when he was attacked and the suspects were asking for money.
"I was hiding in a bathroom and I had to army crawled to get my shotgun in the closest. It was just a terrible feeling of vulnerability," said Haughwout.
Her boyfriend's dad was taken to the hospital for injuries to his head. Brittany is thankful man's best friend was also this family's best guardian.