It happened on January 28th at 1:20 in the morning. Roger Nelson of Riverside, Illinois, let his three pet dogs outside to do their business.
No sooner than they were outside a pack of coyotes jumped his fence and went to attack the dogs. Roger just managed to get the dogs inside and shut the door before the coyotes snatched up a little German Shepherd puppy.
This incident did not end with the closing of the door. The coyotes broke through the glass panes of the door and tried to get inside. The only self defense “weapon” Roger had was a high-powered BB pistol. A few shots managed to scare away the coyotes.
A BB gun is no match for a real self-defense firearm, but it happened to work this time. Roger should look into obtaining a handgun for the future, as he and his dogs might not be as lucky next time. Of course, this is Illinois and Riverside is just twelve miles from Chicago, so maybe this was the best Roger could do under the circumstances.