Family dog leads cops to hiding break-in suspect

Owner Jeff Inglis with Kaylee a German shepherd that helped catch a burglar at their home in St....

Owner Jeff Inglis with Kaylee a German shepherd that helped catch a burglar at their home in St. Catharines, Ont. on July 16, 2014. (Bob Tymczyszyn/QMI Agency)

Bill Sawchuk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:36 PM ET

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The Littlest Hobo?

Like something out of a 1970s TV show, a persistent family dog led Niagara-area police to a hiding suspect police say broke into the family's home.

The dog, a five-year-old German shepherd named Kaylee, led police to a wooded area at the rear of the home where their suspect was trying to hide.

"Without the family dog, we wouldn't have found the guy — without a doubt," said Const. Derek Watson of the Niagara Regional Police.

The family was at a funeral their alarm company alerted them to the break-in.

An officer arrived at the home to find the rear patio door open and the dog sitting in the backyard, Watson said.

It was barking and growling. The officer said to the dog: "Where is he? Where did he go?"

The dog led the officer to the back of the property, but the officer didn't see or hear anyone.


Videos

Photos