Just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Bruce Gardner, of Orem, called police saying his house was being broken into. He said nobody was home, but he had just received a phone call on his cell phone from his house phone, and he could hear banging and scratching in the phone.
Officers went to Gardner’s home, and entered. They investigated, but did not see any evidence of forced entry and nothing appeared out of place. Police couldn’t locate the phone, but left after they concluded nothing had been taken.
“Apparently his dog had gotten a hold of his cordless home phone and in the midst of chewing on it, it happened to hit ‘redial,’ called the man’s cell phone,” said Orem Police Department Sgt. Craig Martinez.
Gardner had found the phone lying face down in the garden after he tried locating it by calling the phone. After noticing tooth marks on the back of the phone, he put the pieces together.
“The cops got here so fast, they probably distracted Maya from finishing eating the phone,” Gardner said.
Ah, pets add so much to our lives, don’t they?
Video of the news report from KSL