Animal Rights

Dog Scares Away Intruder During Home Invasion

| by Sean Kelly

A home invasion in Michigan was stopped thanks to a courageous dog who scared the intruder away.

The homeowner, named Kim, was reportedly asleep in her bed around 5 a.m. on June 17 with her 1-year-old daughter at her side. Suddenly, she woke to find a 6-foot-tall man in her bedroom.

The window's right by my bed, and I see this guy just sneaking in my window. He was long, and he had dark clothing and a ski mask on,” Kim said. “I got to my feet, and I stood in front of him. He told me to get down and when I didn't, that's when he pistol whipped me with his gun.”

Despite being hurt by the gun, Kim stayed strong. She began calling for her pit bull Monkey, a rescue dog.

“I'm calling my dog ... I'm like, 'Monkey! Monkey! Monkey!' and then we hear him coming down the hallway; so could (the intruder). And as soon as he heard that, he ran right back out the window he came in,” she said. “If it wasn't for my dog, I don't know what I would have done." 

Kim is now advising neighbors in her Redford Township, Michigan, neighborhood to be alert and always lock doors and windows.

“I definitely want people to know that this is going on, because I'm sure he's in the area somewhere. He was on foot. So I'm sure he lives around here,” she said. 

Police are now searching for the man — thought to be in his early 20s, 6 feet tall and thin, and last seen wearing a dark hoodie, reports The Detroit News.

Sources: My Fox Detroit, The Detroit News

Photo Credit: Supplied via My Fox Detroit