So I'm running an errand in a bldg in a city I never go to. Across the street from the bldg are residential homes & my car is parked very close. As I'm walking out, a man is chasing a pit bull mix-looking dog away from his property. The dog runs in the back out of my sight (still across the street), then it quickly comes back out & runs across the narrow street making a beeline for me! I had nothing but my purse to hit it with if I had to. I stopped walking & stood still (flinching mind you) & miraculously, it darted away from me when it was about 2 ft from touching me & very well could have bitten me! I asked the man across the street if it bites & he said, "I don't know, it's not my dog, but probably not." I went back in the bldg & fortunately there was a back way to exit & I cautiously walked & made it to my car. Whew, thank you God!