The police were called when an 18-year-old thought there was an intruder in his home. He was alone and panicked when his dogs began to bark, trying to tell him that something was wrong. He immediately called 911 after hearing noises and took the animals to a hiding spot in the home.
Several deputies arrived and went in the house, a couple of others stayed outside to search the exterior.” said Spencer Crum, the department’s spokesperson.
The deputies were ready for anything, but when one man heard the scratching noises coming from outside of the house, he shined his flashlight up towards the roof. A huge dog was poking his head up through the skylight, looking around.
At that point we ditched all tactics and died laughing.”
The “intruder” was the man’s Great Dane, whom he had forgotten about in his frantic efforts to get into a safe place. The dog, it turns out, had made its way upstairs, causing scratching noises and bumps that spooked the owner. The dog was so large that he could see up and over the roof by standing on his large hind legs.
The smaller dogs had started barking because they weren’t able to make the leap to be with him.
“I’ve done this job for 25 years, and there’s been a lot of strange calls,” said Crum. “A dog mistaken for an intruder in his own home? That’s pretty abnormal.”
In the end, the officers were just glad that there wasn’t a real intruder! A happy (and hilarious) ending for everyone!