An Amazon delivery driver is being hailed a hero for bravely running to the aid of a teenager who was struggling to prevent a dog attack outside of her home in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this month. The scary incident happened outside of 19-year-old Lauren Ray’s home on December 13. Ray had stepped onto her front porch and called a loose dog out of the road when her own dog, a nine-year-old Cocker spaniel, ran out of the house and the pair started to fight.
Ray was able to pick up her dog but the loose dog kept jumping, barking, and trying to get at the smaller dog. The teenager was clearly frightened and struggling to keep control of the situation when an Amazon driver rushed over, blocked the aggressive dog, and gave Ray time to run back inside of the house. After intervening, the driver walked away after telling the offending loose dog that he was a “bad dog.”
The entire encounter was captured on the Ray family’s Ring video. Lauren’s father, Michael, was watching in horror from 30 minutes away. In a Facebook post, he wrote:
Waiting to show a home Monday afternoon and I get to watch my daughter and dog get attacked by a big dog on my doorbell camera.
I want to find the Amazon driver who helped my daughter. Not only did she put herself in harms way but what you don’t see is she stopped and put my neighbor and his dog in her van because he was being attacked first. She could have easily stayed back (she saw how aggressive the dog was) but came flying in to help without a thought of her own well-being. Plus her telling the dog he was a bad dog at the end of the video is classic! #girlpower #Amazon #amazondriver #badass
The teen, and her dog, escaped injury and the brave driver was later identified as Stephanie Lontz, who has brushed off her heroics as something that anyone would do. She said:
“The screams made me think of my own child. I would only hope someone would jump in and help her if she was in a similar situation. I wouldn’t even think it’s motherly, it’s just the human thing to do.”
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