Boy saves sister from dog attack: 'She was really scared and he was trying to make her laugh and play'
The man called for an ambulance for the teen while his sister watched
Police have not yet identified either suspect, but said they were 'aware' of the footage
They have also urged parents to remind their kids that dogs are 'dangerous'
A 15-year-old boy rescued his 10-year-old sister from a dog attack by the side of the road when he saw her in the cross-hairs of a German Shepherd.
After the teen managed to pull the dog off his sister, he called for an ambulance as he kept it from jumping back on her.
Police in the town of Litchfield, Connecticut, said on Wednesday that they were aware of the footage and were looking into the incident.
A 15-year-old boy saved his 10-year-old sister from being mauled to death by a dog by the side of the road after seeing her in its crosshairs. Pictured is a still taken from the video that was posted on Facebook
In the video, the man can be heard calling for an ambulance and his sister can be heard pleading with him to 'please stop' as the dog chases her down and latches onto her neck.
The boy's sister can then be seen on the ground while her brother holds on to the dog.
He is heard telling her that he would get someone to help her while on the ground.
The boy's father, Scott Johnson, said on Wednesday that his son did the right thing to save his sister and did so despite feeling'scared and nervous'.
'I think the big thing for the kids is to remember that these animals are dangerous and don't belong loose like that,' he told WVIT.
'They shouldn't be running around with animals like that.'
'It could have gone one of two ways. If she got hit, she would have been dead.
'If she didn't, I don't know, we'll have to find out what the doctors say.'
The boy called 911 as he and his sister watched on helplessly.
When the dog latched on to her sister's neck and started to choke her, the boy was heard saying: 'Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!'
But he was able to calm the dog down long enough for an ambulance to arrive.
He told WVIT: 'There was a woman driving and she stopped and I told her, 'There's a dog coming after my sister! There's a dog coming after her!' and she got her out of there.'
Police were not immediately able to identify either suspect on Wednesday, but they said they were 'aware' of the footage.
The boy's father, Scott Johnson, said that he was'very proud of his son' for helping his sister and added that he would be calling the dog's owner to complain
He said his daughter was'really scared' and that she 'wasn't really laughing and playing'.
The boy's father said he was'very proud of his son'.
'I am very proud of my son. He saved my daughter's life,' he said.
He added that he would be 'talking to the people that own that dog' and called the incident'very disturbing'.
'There should be no reason for an animal to be loose,' he said.
'You should have a fence.'
Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the police at 203-867-4442.
Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the police at 203-867-4442. The girl was taken to a local hospital, where she was in stable condition
The girl was taken to a local hospital, where she was in stable condition.
Dog attacks have been increasingly reported across the US and Canada, with at least 26 people killed by dogs in 2016 alone, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
In May, a teenage boy was mauled to death by a dog in a park in the state of Washington.
Earlier this year, a