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A family from Chesterfield, Virginia returned home to find blood covering the walls and floors of their home.
The Ashbrooke neighborhood where the family lives has had several break-ins recently, according to the family. They came home Thursday night, Aug. 10. to discover their home had been broken into, but thanks to their pet German shepherd, the robber got away without stealing anything. Instead, the would-be thief was lucky to escape with his life, ABC 8 News reported.
Tristan Murrin, the person who first saw the horror scene told ABC 8 News: “We didn’t see anything wrong nothing at the front door.”
But when their family dog, Oden, greeted them, they knew something was amiss.
“We noticed something when we walked in, when I walked in with my mother and there is blood spots on the ground, we looked up stairs and you see trails of blood coming from up stairs going all the way down,” said Murrin.
Murrin turned to Facebook to share his story in hopes of catching the intruder. His post, including the video of the bloody scene and photos of their dog, has gone viral reaching over 124,000 reactions and over 141,144 shares after only posting it last week on Aug. 11.
“Last night we had a break in, luckily no one was home. My best friend Oden who is a German shepherd, protected my home and belongings when I wasn’t there, I couldn’t be more proud of him. Such an amazing breed that’s why everyone who doesn’t have an actual dog should consider on adopting or buying a dog. Please share and like to get the story out,” the post reads.
“My dog, he’s a pretty big dog, it’s a larger German shepherd,” Murrin said.
Murrin told ABC 8 News that Oden has never shown aggressive behavior before, mentioning how home videos show the same dog playing and lying down with a young child.
“He plays with the kids, the cul-de-sac knows him. They know him as big dog, the community loves him, the kids come up to him and want to touch him and play with him,” said Murrin.
Murrin confirmed that nothing was stolen from their home. He says he is thankful Oden was not hurt in the incident and was happy he protected the home.
“I think the dog did its job. He knew that someone was not supposed to be in my house and no one was home and he knows that he wasn’t supposed to be in there and he was doing something that he wasn’t supposed to be doing and so he knew to act upon it,” said Murrin.
The family says the intruder may need serious medical attention due to the large loss of blood.
Police say they are still investigating the incident. No one has been arrested as of writing and authorities urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.