Chihuahua Thwarts Robbery at Altadena Smoke Shop

Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2011

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials Monday released a video of a robbery attempt foiled by an enraged and barking Chihuahua, hoping the public can identify the two assailants.


The store owner quickly begins placing money in a robber’s backpack. As he does, his Chihuahua erupts into ferocious barking at the two men, who beat a hasty retreat, running out of the store with the backpack but taking less money than they could’ve gotten.

At one point, one of the robbers even points his rifle at the diminutive but undaunted pooch, who chases the pair out of the store and down the street.


The suspects are described at male Latinos between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches. {snip}


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  1. Anonymous July 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    “The suspects are described at male Latinos between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches.”

    Moral of the story: the Chihuahua was racist. That’s why the article noted the race of the accused. In order to atone, the owner of the dog should make a generous donation to a hispanic college scholarship fund or to a charity that specializes in services to undocumented immigrants and their families.

  2. Pelayo July 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    The little guy being a Latino himself didn’t have to worry about being called a racist for chasing out the two “eses”.

    Olé Paco bien hecho.

  3. Anonymous July 20, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    La Raza condemns this chihuahua for selling out the Latin people.

  4. Anonymous July 21, 2011 at 1:13 am #

    I have 2 chihuahua’s and think they are great dogs. If the subject ever comes up, I always joke with my co-workers that they’re the only thing worthwhile that comes out of Mexico.

  5. bannister July 21, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    Next time, instead of a Chihuaha…use a CHUPACABRA!

  6. Fresno Dave July 21, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    I don’t know who awards doggie hero medals, but I do know such things exist. I think the awards are given once each year for that or the preceding year.

    That said, I am sure that this little hero will not get a bravery medal for his/her actions during this robbery. After all, he/she stood up against the Mexican Tidal Wave, outnumbered and outgunned, with total disregard for its personal safety.

    Such defiance can never surmount the Cult of Political Correctness. At best, we can only hope that his/her person will reward this little tiger with some extra doggie treats.

  7. Bill Harzia July 21, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Oh, no! Vatos won’t get no respect in the cellblock when the other inmates learn that they were chased out of the store by a Chihuahua! Aand the one with the rifle will be somebody’s “boyfriend,” almost certainly!

    The store owner needs an upgrade to a German Shepherd.

  8. Anonymous July 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    My cousin’s apartment in South Florida was broken into twice in one year, but she didn’t lose anything either time due to the presence of her rottweiler. After that, her dog became “racist” much to her dismay and embarrassment. The dog would snarl viciously at every black male he saw. Yes, the dog had more common sense than my “non-racist” liberal cousin!

  9. Anonymous July 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    The brave little chihuahua that could–and did! Even braver, considering the average size of the normal chihuahua.

    By the way, another small dog for race realists is the Welsh Corgi. Either Pembroke or Cardigan. Every Welsh Corgi I have ever seen was born racist, and stayed that way! They do NOT like brown or black people, and make no pretense of trusting them.

  10. Question Diversity July 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    9 Anonymous:

    As the old saying goes, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Dogs literally don’t comprehend size, they only know rank, territory and threat.

  11. Question Diversity July 24, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    9 Anonymous:

    Proving my point, apropos because it involves chihuahuas:

  12. El Pedito July 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    I LOVE this one!!! La Chihuahua, el chico torero!! That is funny. It was probably the NOISE he made rather than the fear of his teeth that made the idiots run away….