Bruce Gardner’s dog, Maya, is a happy go lucky golden lab.
"She absolutely just loves to play soccer," Bruce said.
But on Wednesday, she decided to play a game of scare the pants off poppa. Bruce had just gotten to work when he got a frightening call. So he quickly dialed 9-1-1.
"I just left my house no more than 30 minutes ago, and I got a phone call form my home phone and I know no one was there, I think someone is breaking into my house" Gardner said to the
He rushed home while talking to the dispatcher.
"So you can hear something?” The dispatcher asked.
“Yeah I kept yelling hello, hello and all I can hear is things being thrown around and stuff,” Gardner said.
Officers responded, but found no signs of a break in.
"sure enough, nothing was stolen nothing was taken,” Gardner said.
He was stumped, so he began looking for the phantom phone.
"So I called it, and as I was walking this way towards the kennel, I could hear it," Gardner said.
In the back of the garden, he found his evidence.
"It was really dirty I picked it up and sure enough there are teeth marks on it where she chewed it up,” Gardner said.
Maya apparently found the phone and decided it would be a good chew toy. Her teeth hit the redial button.
"She didn't quite finish chewing it up because the police officers came and kind of distracted her," Gardner said with a laugh.
He said Maya likes to chew anything in sight, unfortunately this time, that dog gone behavior lead to a dog gone mess.
"It was a relief a strong relief, but also an embarrassment," Gardner said laughing.
Gardner figured out that his kids had left the phone outside, that's how Maya was able to get a hold of it. It's a mistake he says won't happen again.