According to media reports Wednesday, deputy Todd Frazier was driving on a deserted road during his night shift last week when he noticed a car at a rest stop in Pearlington, Mississippi, authorities said.
Thinking the lone man sitting in a blue Lincoln Town Car with the lights off needed help, he stopped.
And as FOXQ13 reports, that’s when his nightmare started.
While near the car, Frazier heard some activity coming from the woods as two other men dashed toward him, said Glenn Grannan, chief investigator with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
“The deputy tripped and fell to the ground as he was backing away from the vehicle,” Grannan said. “That’s when all three male subjects, including the driver, ambushed him, cut him on the forehead with a sharp object and dragged him into the woods.”
The heroic black Belgian Malinois viciously sunk his teeth into the men, sending them scurrying for safety and Frazier able to escape himself, reports the New York Daily News.
“We don’t know how many he got, we just know he had blood all over him,” Sheriff Ricky Adam told the Ledger of the men.
Frazier was treated for knife wounds — including a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead — as well as other bodily injuries.
Officer Lucas, however, got away scot-free.
The attackers also got away, with all three men managing to take off in a blue Lincoln Town Car with a dark vinyl top.
There was no dashboard cam in the officers car.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department at (228) 255-9191.
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