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Doggy Bag

Kathryn Quinn

A baby chihuahua bit a would be thief who tried to pickpocket his owner's handbag as the pup slept inside it in Paderborn, Germany.

As the thief put her hand in Sabine Bachmann's handbag Joda, the one year old pup, bit the woman thief on the hand and sent her fleeing in pain.

The mini dog weighs only 2 kilos and is only 30cm in height.

Sabine, 49, said: "It was a cold, windy day and Joda was in my handbag. He was cuddling right down in the bag to keep warm and you couldn't see him.

"Suddenly I heard a bark and a scream. Joda had bit a pickpocket who had gone for my purse and iPhone. I felt the bag being tugged as the woman tried to pull her hand away and Joda held on."

Police are now searching for the thief who they suspect may have a bite mark on her hand.

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