Pregnant woman fights off attacker

A pregnant woman and her dog fought off a man with a knife early Monday morning.

Deputies were called to the home on Lake View Drive in Arrowhead Shores at 6 a.m., said Public Information Officer Lt. Johnny Rose.

The 25-year-old woman told deputies she answered a knock at her door when a male suspect pushed his way into the home brandishing a knife. The man was approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a white T-shirt and cargo style brown pants, sporting a brown pillowcase on his head and had a tribal tattoo on his right bicep, according to Rose.

The woman was able to fight back and struck the man in the head with a flower vase, he said. The family dog also bit the man in the left thigh and chased him out of the home.

The woman ended up with several superficial cuts on her arms and stomach but was not seriously injured, Rose said.

The case is under investigation, and anyone with information on the attack can call Hood County Crimestoppers at 817-573-TIPS.