In Los Angeles, an armed burglar ran off after being confronted by the homeowner’s German Shepherd.
Lana, the 5-year-old German Shepherd, did not give the burglar an easy time to get in the house. The brave girl refused to back down when she came face to face with the armed burglar on December 21 at her family’s home in the El Serena area, northeast of downtown L.A.
The burglar was about to leave the home in the 4900 block of Twinning Street when Lana confronted him. NBC Los Angeles reported that the incident happened just as family members returned to the house.
“I walk in and the guy comes running out through the back door through the yard where (Lana) is,” the homeowner, who asked not to be identified, told NBC Los Angeles. “He sort of stops, points the gun at her. He starts running, and she chases him.”
The incident was captured by security cameras. The footage shows the man leaving through the backdoor of the house when the German Shepherd pops out from behind a corner. The surprised burglar pointed his handgun at Lana during a brief standoff but decided to run off and leap over the fence to escape instead.
It was a dangerous situation for the German Shepherd but everyone was glad that no one was injured.
According to the police, the burglar looks like a Latino, 25 to 35 years old, 180 to 210 pounds, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with black hair, a mustache and goatee. During the time of the burglary, he was wearing black pants, a black Los Angeles Kings logo hat, a gray hoodie, and black and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call the police at 323-342-8996.