Meet Remy and Bomber, two adoring dogs that will go to any length to get what they want, even if it means involving the cops.
An unusual phone call was received by the Lakeville Police Department in Minnesota on Thursday morning. When the 911 dispatcher picked up the phone, all she got was quiet on the other end.
The mystery only grew from there. The residence was locked and seemed to be unoccupied when officers Michelle Roberts and Emily Bares arrived at the location of the calls.
Both cops, however, understood it was not feasible.
Officer Roberts told The Dodo, “By the time we got there, they had gotten three more 911 calls in that amount of time.” “They heard dogs barking in the background in a couple of them, but no human voices at all.”
Both cops left after a trip around the property, but the calls kept coming in.
As a result, Roberts resolved to return and try one final time to make contact. She was able to gain the homeowner’s cell phone number as well as the garage code.
“I was more concerned because I assumed there was a human inside who couldn’t speak or move and kept calling for help,” Roberts explained. “I never imagined it was the dogs,” says the narrator.
She was greeted by a hound mix and his Papillon accomplice as soon as she walked in. The two dogs were a little embarrassed about the problem they had caused, but they were happy with the end outcome.
“At first, they barked, and then they became a little timid,” Roberts recalled. “However, that didn’t last long.” They only wanted to be petted and were friendly.”
When Roberts entered the home office, he discovered a forgotten cell phone on the desk.
“It was set to ’emergency call only,’ so all the dogs had to do was bump the screen with their paw or nose to dial 911,” Roberts explained.
The approximately 45-pound hound may have reached the phone by standing on his hind legs or, more likely, by jumping up on the desk chair, according to Roberts.
Even the owner of the puppies thought the reason for the 911 calls was dubious.
“Until he heard the 911 tape with the dogs barking in the background, he didn’t think it was the dogs at all,” Roberts added. “Then he seemed a little perplexed.”
“The homeowner took the phone into AT&T to see if there was anything wrong with it,” Roberts said. “They stated unequivocally that there was none.”
Roberts had never had to apprehend a pair of animals in his 20 years on the force.
The attention-seeking dogs made a total of 16 911 calls to the dispatcher. While this isn’t how Roberts generally spends her days, she was relieved that the “emergency” was an accident.
“For them to be up to those kinds of pranks is kind of unheard of,” Roberts said. “It’s truly mind-blowing.”