Wednesday, April 13, 2016
IA: How a TV Show Helped Stop a Home Invasion
Paul and Kristin Sadler retired to the bedroom of their rural Clay County home one evening last month, and, as usual, their trusty Doberman pinscher named G followed.
As they settled into sleep, G jumped to his feet and ran barking from the bedroom. The Sadlers thought he was aroused by coyotes, and called for him to quiet down and come back, which he did. Fifteen minutes later, G jumped up and ran downstairs again. Then they heard a man’s voice over the dog’s tense barks, saying “whoa … whoa.”
A homeowner’s worst nightmare, a home invasion, was unfolding. “It can’t be,” Kristin said. “This is really going to happen.”