Deaf senior dog helps stop string of burglaries

An old dog might be deaf, but he’s got a brand new trick: catching burglars.

O’Reilly is a 12-year-old golden retriever, and he’s been completely without hearing for nearly two years. But when two burglars went on a crime spree through his neighborhood in the middle of the night--breaking into more than a dozen cars--O’Reilly still somehow knew that something was wrong.

He woke up and sprung into action, barking to alert his owners to what was going on.

“It’s just amazing, the fact that he’s completely deaf and something made him twerk,” O’Reilly’s owner Eric Stevens told Fox 13 Tampa. “He barked, thank God, and he was right there next to me on the couch.” 

O’Reilly’s owners called 911, and before long police were able to catch the burglars, and return the stolen property, all thanks to his sixth sense.