Skip to comments.Man thinks house is being robbed when dog calls cell phone
Posted on 10/15/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by Altariel
OREM Mystery solved: It was the dog, with the phone, in the garden.
Just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Bruce Gardner, of Orem, called police saying his house was being broken into. He said nobody was home, but he had just received a phone call on his cell phone from his house phone, and he could hear banging and scratching in the phone.
Officers went to Gardner's home, and entered. They investigated, but did not see any evidence of forced entry and nothing appeared out of place. Police couldn't locate the phone, but left after they concluded nothing had been taken.
Several hours after police left, Gardner called back saying he had an explanation for what had happened.
"Apparently his dog had gotten a hold of his cordless home phone and in the midst of chewing on it, it happened to hit 'redial,' called the man's cell phone," said Orem Police Department Sgt. Craig Martinez.
Gardner had found the phone lying face down in the garden after he tried locating it by calling the phone. After noticing tooth marks on the back of the phone, he put the pieces together.
"The cops got here so fast, they probably distracted Maya from finishing eating the phone," Gardner said.
The story, Martinez said, has been spreading around the department.
"I've heard of some pretty strange things, but this ranks right up there with something I've never heard of happening before," Martinez said. "The whole thing is curious. It's just really odd."
Maya, a yellow Labrador, recently gave birth to a litter of puppies, two of which are for sale.
Personally, I think one of the dogs in Salamander’s pack was the true mastermind-behind-the-scenes.
But let the DOGGIEPING list decide.
No matter how many times you tell them not to call unless it’s important, they still call and want to talk about something silly.
Personally have had it with Labs. Yes, they are funsters, BUT they are nuts.
Odin is far too good a doggie to do something like this. Now, Salamander being the true mastermind.. that I’ll buy. LOL!!
Oh my that pic is funny!!!
Try crossing a Lab with a Pit. Then you’ll have a REAL expeience. Just as friendly and fun loving, but a lot more determined and self-confident.
Uh-huh. Sure. ;-)
I think it’s pretty obvious his dog wanted to go over the man’s lab results. :-)
At least it ended on a positive note. No adult dogs or puppies were harmed on this occasion.
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