Kyle, 10, and Erin Furlong, 8, play with their family shepherd, Lucy. (courtesy photo)
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Good Samaritan acts to stop pit bull attack on German Shepherd in Lynn

LYNN — A Lynn man is being called a hero for breaking up a dog attack on Friday afternoon, potentially saving a German Shepherd's life in the process.

The man, a local fantasy author who requested to be identified only by his pseudonym, O.P. Miller, was driving to the gym when he came across a pit bull attacking a family's 4-year-old German Shepherd at Conomo and Magnolia avenues.

The shepherd belongs to Nahant Police Officer Timothy Furlong and his family, who live in the city near where the attack occurred. Furlong, who wasn't present during the attack, is calling Miller a "hero" for his ac…

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