Sheriff’s Deputies Nearly “Died Laughing” After Finding Home Intruder

“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.”




When the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office received a call about someone making a noise upstairs in a man’s house, they prepared themselves to face the worst.  When they came face-to-face with the culprit, they nearly died – of laughter.  The intruder?  One of the man’s dogs!

Last week deputies were called by a distraught 18-year-old.  He had been home alone when his dogs began agitatedly barking.  He knew their barking meant something was wrong, so he did a bit of investigating and heard noises coming from upstairs, near the roof.  He barricaded himself and his pets and called 911.

“We came out and he’s all afraid, thinking there’s a prowler in his house,” department spokesperson Spencer Crum told The Dodo.  “Several deputies arrived and went in the house, a couple of others stayed outside to search the exterior.

“One of the deputies outside the house heard this scratching noise,” he continued. “He shined his light around the house and saw this dog sticking his head out a skylight on the roof. The deputy said — and I quote — ‘At that point we ditched all tactics and died laughing.’”




The dog in question wasn’t even an intruder – he was one of the owner’s pets!  He got into an upstairs bedroom and was tall enough to stick his head out the skylight, enjoying view and the breeze.

“Apparently, the littler dogs had been freaking out because they couldn’t get up there,” said Crum.

In his panic, the young man didn’t realized that he hadn’t accounted for his largest dog.  Thankfully this was one situation that ended in smiles for all involved.

“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.”


34 thoughts on “Sheriff’s Deputies Nearly “Died Laughing” After Finding Home Intruder

        1. Same in Miami saw my neighbors dog almost get shot when Miami Metro-Dade police came to check out “grandma” which was having medical issues and fire rescue was at the home 2 times earlier in the month the officer was afraid the dog was going to bite him…the dog was a small under 10 pounds! The other time I heard of a warrant being served at a home in N Miami and the dog was shot and killed even with the owner telling the police not to shoot it and having the yard clearly marked “beware of dog” the officer later told the owner “its only a dog” oh and the warrant was for a person that lived there previously…wrong address!

    1. I don’t understand people in this world today….they’re getting more ignorant and insensitive especially with the one that expresses that, “why don’t they shoot him.” What a moron!

  1. From the general tone of the sheriff’s office, it sounds like it has more than its share of officers named ‘Bubba’!

  2. Their dept. might also want to focus on physical fitness. They all look like they couldn’t even run a mile.

  3. The dog photo is funny but not the fact that the kid was petrified and now made to feel like a complete fool for calling 911. Obviously, the kid was scared enough that he thought his life was in danger. I hope he can trust that he can rely on law enforcement if his life is ever truly in danger. Look, I laughed at the photo posted with the story too, but sadly the story was written as if the kid was a complete moron. Also, some of the reader comments eluded that he might have been doing drugs, WOW, the story itself just wasn’t good enough? You had to embellish at the kids expense? Give the kid a break. He was home alone, he got scared for his life. It’s a good thing for him that it turned out the way it did. I’d take my own dog over a psychopathic home intruder any day.

  4. The police look to be in good shape; they appear to be wearing ballistic vests to protect themselves from the crazy people who want to target police. Nothing wrong with this story at all. What is wrong with you people. The teen was not picked on from my point of view. Isn’t it nice to read a good police story, or any good, humorous news story now and then rather than the hyped up media versions?

    1. I agree with you. Its nice to see something good but different about the police. I would have busted a gut laughing at the dog too

  5. This story is full of humor and a happy ending. You fucktards ruined it. I am going to stop reading comments.

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