TULARE, Calif. (FOX26) — A close call has left Simar Sekhon afraid to leave her home in Tulare.
“This is a wake-up call,” she says.
She and her two daughters, ages 3 and 5, went to get the mail Thursday afternoon.
Their mailbox is along the sidewalk, just in front of their home.
But the short walk quickly turned terrifying.
“I saw two dogs stand in my front yard. The minute the dogs also saw me, they started running after us, in full speed, barking,” Sekhon says.
RING video shows two dogs, which appear to be pit bulls, charging at Sekhon and her daughters.
The video shows her five-year-old daughter immediately return to the home.
Sekhon grabbed her three-year-old daughter and nearly tripped, as she stumbled back to her home.
The dogs missed them by a matter of seconds.
“If I wouldn't have acted that day, they would have torn us apart, 100 percent,” she says.
She is urging dog owners to secure their gates if their dogs are kept outside.
She does not believe the dogs belong to anyone in her neighborhood, off Prosperity Avenue and Gem Street.
“If you have pets, one silly or careless mistake could have changed our lives completely,” she says. “We were just going out to get the mail.”