One suspected thief barked up the wrong house after surveillance video caught the family dog chasing the man out of the home after hearing noise in a Wauwatosa residence in Wisconsin and saw an intruder rummaging through presents in living space.
Oliver, an Australian Shepherd, came to the rescue when he heard a burglar in his Wauwatosa home.
Luckily, a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd named Oliver showed the bumbling bandit who was boss of the house.
At 5 a.m. Dec. 15 on the 8600 block of West Bluemound Road, Emily Kukuk and her husband Jake Borzym woke up to what they thought was someone trying to break into the house. Emily heard Oliver barking downstairs and she spotted someone on their deck.
The suspect is described as a black man, between 20-25 years old, 5-10 to 6 feet, medium build, 170-180 pounds, short spikey afro, and a thin black goatee. He was wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and athletic shoes with reflective material on the tongue and back of each shoe.
The couple checked their Nest security system and found out someone was inside for over 20 minutes.
The footage shows a man digging around Christmas gifts and in the distance, Oliver’s glowing eyes can be seen as he barks. Suddenly, the dog bolts toward the startled thief running for the door.
“Our brave boy had gone after the burglar and chased him out of the house. We are so proud for our little hero for saving Christmas,” Emily said.
The man stole a few credit cards and got away with one gift, a child-size girl’s hoodie.
“We laughed when we watched the video because he holds it up and looks at it like he’s in a store,” she said.
The couple said they live in a safe neighborhood in Wauwatosa. Emily said it is easy to let their guard down. She is normally diligent about locking the door, but all it took was one time of forgetting.
“I don’t feel unsafe, I just feel annoyed that someone did this,” Emily said.
Via: Journal Sentinel