Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up


DogHeirs Tshirts

Brave dog alerts woman to stalker armed with knife and duct tape in her home

Dogart_thumb By Ellen | April 11, 2013 | Comments (6)

Oreo helped save his owner from a stalker

Laura Bolen's 2-year-old dog alerted her and her boyfriend to an armed stalker in her home early Thursday. According to Kalamazoo County sheriff's investigators the man broke into Laura's home armed with a knife and duct tape and hid in her bedroom. 

Laura had gone to a hockey game with her boyfriend, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer, on Wednesday night. She left her miniature Schnauzer, Oreo, in his crate while out. The pair returned to her Texas Township home at 1:30 a.m and when Laura went to let out Oreo out, she noticed a dog biscuit in the crate that she had not put in there.

Laura told MLive that she immediately knew something was wrong by the way Oreo was behaving. "The second I opened the crate, he ran out barking like he does at strangers," said Laura. Oreo ran barking downstairs to her basement and her boyfriend followed. Moments later he shouted at her to call 911.

Fortunately, her boyfriend had an off-duty hand gun and restrained the man until police arrived. Police took the man, who appears to be a co-worker of Laura's at the US Post Office, into custody. Investigators also said they found a GPS tracking device in her car, likely equipped by the man. 

The co-worker appears to have been stalking Laura for some time. He is being held in custody pending his arraignment.

"I'm always really nice and really trusting, and it doesn’t pay to be nice," Laura said. She is shaken from the ordeal, but thankful to both Oreo and her boyfriend for coming to her rescue. "If Oreo hadn’t gone downstairs, I would've gone right to bed and thought everything was alright," she said. Laura has had Oreo since he was a puppy and he is considered a member of the family. 


View more articles in: Community News

You may also like

Sweet Schnauzer misses her little human when he leaves for school (VIDEO)

Emma, the miniature Schnauzer, loves her little human and misses him when she can't be with him. This is what Emma always does when her little human leaves for school.   Related: Patient dog waits to greet kit at school bus Pug and baby are super excited that dad is home Excited French Bulldog puppy welcomes his human home
Read more

Miniature Schnauzer protests wearing new life jacket (VIDEO)

Maggie the Teacup Miniature Schnauzer tried on her new life jacket and might need a little time to get used to wearing it.   Always keep your dog safe on the water with a doggie life jacket.  
Read more

Cute Miniature Schnauzer prays with Buddhist priest (VIDEO)

Patalliro is a 5-year-old miniature Schnauzer joins a Buddhist priest in prayer at the Renkoji Temple in Tokushima, Japan. Related: Dog prays and tucks himself to sleep (video)  Cute dog saying Grace before their meals (video)
Read more

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Overview

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca is a painful genetic disorder that is also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS. KCS is an inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva due to an inability to produce watery tears. KCS prevents the eyes from being properly moistened, resulting in chronically dry, burning eyes and scarring. With chronic KCS, the corneal surface thickens and becomes irregular resulting in pigmentary keratitis which eventually...
Read more


A cataract is any opacity or loss of transparency of the lens of the eye. A normal lens, which sits behind the pupil, is transparent and focuses light onto the retina. The retina sends the image to the brain, where vision is perceived. When the cells and the protein of the lens begin to deteriorate, a cataract forms. The lens gets cloudy and the light cannot be transmitted to the retina. The opacity may be...
Read more

Comments on this Article

Wow you had two good things going for you.. one, the dog alerted you and didn't eat his biscuit... AND... your boyfriend is like an officer... right on... perfect 2 things to help you .. wow... right on! I am glad things went well and that he is arrested. I hope he goes to jail a long time. AND IT does pay to be nice and friendly with everyone else.. it is just some of them are not as good as this stalker.. but... regardless keep the way you are... don't change just because of this stalker. I know how difficult it can be. I have been stalked before too.... but trust me... I would rather keep being the way I am than to give in and be angry/distrustful of others. I am happy you are safe and in good health after this ordeal that could of otherwise gone awry.
This is amazing. Dog's are so intelligent. Great job Oreo! :') x
It's such a shame when we develop such a useful technology like GPS, that is so useful for so many things from rescue to logistics, that someone will show us the bad side of it. Well done Oreo, you saved the day. I'm glad that Laura and her boyfriend are ok. For the sake of our mothers and daughters, throw the book at him!
Omg, what a scary story! Thank goodness the dog alerted them, and her boyfriend was able to restrain the creep!
Way to go Oreo!!!! Good job of saving Mom!
Good job, Oreo!!!! extra hugs, petting, and of course treats and people food!!!!!
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Spring Sale on T-Shirts

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2015 DogHeirs