Police officers put their lives on the line everyday to serve and protect U.S. citizens. When responding to a 911 call, they never know what they will find on the other end of the line. Well, last week in Sonoma County, California, no one could have predicted what the deputies discovered when they responded to an emergency call from a man in distress.
The 18-year-old man was home alone when his dogs started barking out of control. He started to panic thinking that something was wrong. He then heard strange noises coming from the house and called 911. He locked himself in his room with his dogs and barricaded the door and waited for the police to arrive.
When the police came out to the house, they were met with a very frightened homeowner.
"We came out and he's all afraid, thinking there's a prowler in his house...Several deputies arrived and went in the house, a couple of others stayed outside to search the exterior," a department spokesperson Spencer Crum told The Dodo.
Crum explained, "One of the deputies outside the house heard this scratching noise... He shined his light around the house and saw this dog sticking his head out a skylight on the roof. At that point we ditched all tactics and died laughing.'"
One of his dogs, a big beautiful Great Dane, was stuck in the skylight in the upstairs bedroom. The owner was in such a panic when he heard the noises in his home that he forgot how many dogs he owned and didn’t realize that they weren’t all accounted for.
"Apparently, the littler dogs had been freaking out because they couldn't get up there," said Crum. This certainly was an unusual burglary investigation. "I've done this job for 25 years, and there's been a lot of strange calls," Crum said. "A dog mistaken for an intruder in his own home? That's pretty abnormal."