BOULDER, Colo. – When a Colorado couple adopted a neglected dog, they had no idea the Weimaraner Pointer mix named Squid would one day help them fight crime.
But that is exactly what the once abused dog did. He helped police catch a burglary suspect.
CBS Denver reports that a quiet neighborhood in Colorado has been a target for thieves lately. There have been several thefts in the area, but police never figured out who was behind them until last week.
“It was the middle of the night about 3:30 in the morning and Squid just sits up in his bed started to growl and it’s pretty unusual for him to do that,” said Tina Fuller, Squid’s owner.
Fuller, said she looked out her window because of Squid, and saw two men in her driveway.
“They looked classic. Like all black, bags, flashlights over their shoulders flashlights.. it was pretty clear,” said Fuller.
Fuller called 911 and police caught one suspect, Thomas Frampton, 22.
Squid’s past didn’t look like that of a crime fighter. Squid had recently been rescued from Kansas. Fuller said he has been chained up for 3 years and didn’t have fur around his neck, it was just worn off.
Fuller said Squid was shy when she first brought him home. So, thwarting car burglars is a big change for this canine.
“Just for him to be a protector and feel at home enough to feel this is his home now.. .it feels really good,” said Fuller.
Police say one suspect got away on a bike and still hasn’t been caught. Fuller did retrieve some stolen items from police, and so did a few neighbors.