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Taking New Puppy Home Kept Jeweler From Harm

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Lebanon jeweler says he owes his life to his new puppy.

Shawn Smith said he would normally have been working in the office of his business called The Jewelers.

However, Smith adopted a puppy Thursday morning and decided to take it home when it kept barking. About two minutes after he left, a sport utility vehicle plowed through the front wall of the store and came to a stop in his office.

"I don't get tired of saying it.  I credit this little fella saved my life yesterday.  Somebody bigger than us was watching over us yesterday no doubt," said Smith.

Police believe the man driving it had a medical emergency that caused the accident.Watches and other jewelry went flying as the vehicle narrowly missed a clerk and a customer.

"My desk would have been right here, which is where I signed his adoption papers and the front of the car was about right here," Smith said.

Had he been there Smith could have been seriously hurt or maybe even killed.

Smith estimated the damage at more than $100,000, but dismissed it as "just stuff" and said he was thankful there were no injuries.

(Copyright 2012 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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