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Cute K9 credited with helping to bring crooks to justice in Alabama

A dog on Dauphin Island helped alert a homeowner to accused thieves rummaging through homes in the neighborhood.

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) — Owner Sherri Buzbee says her dog Rango barks a lot but the noise was especially urgent Saturday morning.

“He and I were here by ourselves and at 4:20 he jumped off the bed and was barking like he was about to eat someone up. So, I let him out and he took off. I walked downstairs and noticed that someone was just here,” she says.

Fast forward to 6:15ish.

“I was sitting on the deck drinking coffee and here they come back and when he saw them he did the same barking,” said Buzbee in a text message. 

She said she noticed her coolers and fishing rods were strewn across the side lawn.

Buzbee said she called the police and that’s when they were able to arrest two people before they left the island.