A woman who owned a guard dog was shocked to discover an unexpected scene at her house when she woke up.
She found her 150-pound mastiff named Fenton asleep alongside a drunken intruder just after New Year’s.
Lynn Sarver from Wisconsin shared that she was out celebrating the New Year and returned home at 1:30 a.m. with her roommate.
When her alarm buzzed at 5:15 a.m., Sarver went down to find her dog sleeping on top a young man.
At first, she thought that it was her 21-year-old son who was lying on the dog bed on the floor.
The young man was actually covered up in the dog’s blanket and was also not mindful that there was a pooch on top of him.
Because the house was still dark, Sarver did not recognize that it was a different person.
The intruder was built similarly to her son and also sported the same dark hair.
But when Sarver went up closer to supposedly greet her son, she realized that a stranger has come inside her home.
Expectedly, Sarver, who woke up her roommate by then, ran for the knife in the kitchen to protect themselves.
They were scared of what could happen if the intruder woke up and they also called the police to report the incident.
Sarver didn’t do anything else until the police came. It was the cops who woke up the drunken man.
But once she saw his face, it became clearer why Benton would lie down next to him and not go up to Sarver to bark and alert its master
The intruder wasn’t a stranger at all. It was Sarver’s neighbor from two doors down.
Apparently, he didn’t realize that he entered the wrong house and immediately passed out on the floor because he was too drunk.
Sarver got Benton to protect her house three years ago. Mastiff dogs, who can be properly trained to protect their owners from strangers, are actually known as molosser dogs.
These are large, big-boned dogs similar to the Bulldogs, Pitbulls and Great Danes. But while they can look like fierce guard dogs, Mastiffs are generally lovable and patient.
But the mom said that her guard dog probably figured out that the intruder was not a threat, which might explain why the pooch willingly cozied up to him.
The woman thinks Benton is pretty smart for recognizing and sensing that the young man will not do any harm.
Now, she’s rather thankful and glad that Benton didn’t raise the alarm or launched into an attack.
Sarver’s neighbor apologized and cooperated with the police when he was asked to leave the house.
There were no charges filed against him since Sarver said he didn’t do any damage, except go home to the wrong house.
The next day, the young man returned to Sarver’s house with his mother to once again apologize for what has happened.
It might look like the intruder will be in the dog house for a while.