A Florida man was well on his way to killing his father until the family dog joined in the brawl and broke up the fight.
Twenty-three-year-old Michael David Bari got into an argument with his fifty-four-year-old father about money mid-Thursday morning. Bari heaved him to the floor and put him in a chokehold. His father gasped for air and flailed about. The fight moved into the kitchen, and back into the living room where it began. Bari continued to keep his father in a stranglehold.
A man named Christopher Peeples heard the struggle, and rushed to help. He attempted to pull Bari away, but was unable until the family dog stepped in.
The brindle pit bull, distressed by the violence, bit those involved, causing Bari to cease his assault. Bari then fled from the apartment.
Though it is unfortunate the dog had to bite all he perceived to be attacking, his instincts kept the older man from being killed.