Pup Pushes Door Open, Confusing Neighbors and Police
Occurred on November 12, 2021 / Saint Marys, Ohio, USA
Info from Licensor: "My adult daughter was rushing to get ready for work and let my dog Luna out while she was running around the house. Luna usually gives one short bark at the back door when she is ready to come in, and if she isn't let in, she simply does it herself. She does this every time she's outside. So she let herself in this day, and my daughter saw her in the house as she was leaving for work, just assuming she had let Luna in not checking and locking the doors. 4 hrs later, my neighbor Matt got home from work and saw my back door standing open. And he knows I'm at work. He calls our local police department concerned someone has broken into my house. They send one officer who stands at my back door for several minutes, hearing a deep bark coming from inside the house. He identifies himself several times, asking if anyone was in there, all while Luna continues to bark from the front of the house. 2 more officers show up. They precede into the house, continuing to identify themselves and asking if anyone was in there. They enter my kitchen and can now see my 95 lb dog barking at them. One officer says, hey, girl come here, and she immediately stops barking and enters the kitchen for some pets from the officers. She then follows them around as they search my house for any potential suspects. Meanwhile, I was working as an ER nurse when I got the Ring notification that someone was in my backyard, which was odd. I pull up the camera and see the officer standing on my back step with the door open. My phone then rings, and it's the dispatcher from the PD telling me what's going on. I tell her I bet my daughter didn't lock the back door, and Luna had let herself out or something. And she laughs and says, really? I said yeah, she does it all the time. I tell her I have ring cameras everywhere, and I'll check them to see what happened and if there is anything to be concerned about. She asks if they can search the house, and I tell her yes. She asks if everything's ok, do you want them to lock up for you. I said yes, please. I watched the cameras and saw Luna give her bark then go into the house on her own. And a minute or two later, my daughter walked out the front door as Luna watched her out the front window. Backdoor standing wide open."