Dogs hound Minnesota police with 911 calls

More than a dozen 911 calls gave a Minnesota police department some pause.

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Members of the Lakeville Police Department said they were hounded by a pair of dogs, which somehow were able to dial 911 by pushing buttons on a cellphone with their paws while their owners were away, KMSP reported.

“We were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call at a residence in Lakeville,” Officer Michelle Roberts told the television station.

"It was just kind of weird, usually people come to the door, seeing two dogs go hyper is not something I see all the time," Officer Emily Bares told KMSP.

Remy and Bomber were apparently the culprits.

Roberts and Bares checked the house and rang the doorbell and walked around the residence when no one responded, the television station reported. They were about to leave when they learned there were more 911 calls from that address.


"Shortly after clearing, dispatch advised us they had multiple additional 911 calls and all they could hear in the background was dogs barking," Roberts told KMSP.

Roberts called the owner of the home and managed to get inside the residence through the garage, the television station reported.

"(We) went upstairs to his office to where the cellphone was, it was on (the owner's) desk, it was on emergency call only, so in theory a dog could've called 911, and pushed the phone with its paw," Roberts told KMSP. "Our assumption is the dogs were having a rough day and it was the dogs that were seeking assistance through 911

“Anytime we can laugh and talk about dogs calling 911, if that’s the biggest news of our day, that’s a good day.”

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