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Burglars alarmed

Canine vigilantes were too much for two burglars who tried to break into expat Gerard Carroll’s house in Pruna, Spain.

When pinned to the ground by the homeowner’s specially trained guard dogs, the thieves had no option but to call the police to help them out of their predicament.

Gerard Carroll told The Olive Press that he had bought the dogs after his house was robbed a year ago. He considered the police action at the time to be less than satisfactory, and burglaries in the area had continued.

But taking the matter into his own hands seemed to have worked, he said.

At the time of the article in The Olive Press, one of the burglars was still receiving hospital treatment.

Source: The Olive Press


One response to “Burglars alarmed

  1. ML Awanohara April 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I wonder how many expats have ended up getting dogs because they felt unsafe or vulnerable in some way while abroad? I know I came to feel this way — though I held off from getting a dog until I repatriated. Hmmm…I think you may have given me an idea for a new TDN series! 🙂

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