VIDEO: ‘Furries’ save the day in San Jose

A group of "furries" is being credited with saving a San Jose woman who was being assaulted.

The incident occurred over the weekend as FurCon -- San Jose's convention for people who like to dress in furry animal costumes -- was letting out for the evening, police say.

One of the convention's attendees, who wasn't in costume, was with a group of furry friends when he heard a commotion from a vehicle parked on the side of the street.

"It was pretty intense," says 26-year-old Steven Rodriguez.

"We saw the passenger just whaling on her. Just a full-on punch."

So Rodriguez and another man pulled the assailant out of the vehicle, only for the man to attack them, Rodriguez says.

That's when the furries took action.

A pink dinosaur, a tiger, a cat and a platform shoes-wearing cowboy grabbed the man, threw him to the ground and sat on him until police arrived, according to an incident report.

Mobile users see video here.

*WARNING: VULGAR LANGUAGE USED*

Demetri Hardnett, 22, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

"It happened very, very fast and it was just a horrible thing to see," Rodriguez says.

"But overall, everyone was very happy that we stepped in."

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