NEW YORK (AP) -- A fluffy little dog named Lexi is being called a hero for helping to rescue an 85-year-old neighbor who collapsed in his Brooklyn apartment.
Linda Deutsch concedes that she thought Lexi -- a white bichon frise (BEE'-shon FREE'-zay) -- was being naughty when she refused to get into the elevator for their walk.
Finally, though, Deutsch let Lexi lead her down the hall. That's when she heard a cry for help.
The building superintendent was summoned, and they found Charles Postler, who had been lying helplessly on the floor for hours. He was treated at a hospital.
Comments his son, Charles Postler Jr.: "People say that dogs are man's best friend and this proves it all over again."
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