Owner: Dogs scare off burglar who broke into Springfield home

An intruder ran out of a Springfield home early Wednesday morning, scared by the homeowner’s two dogs.

The owner was upstairs in bed at her Tavenner Avenue home when her two pit bulls began to bark, according to a police incident report. When she downstairs, she saw the man who ran out the front door when he saw the dogs.

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The woman told police she doesn’t know how he got in, but said it had to be through the front door, which she thought was locked. There was no damage to the front door or lock, the report stated.

The burglary stands about 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 200 pounds. He was wearing a blue hooded pullover, blue jeans, white shoes and a white beanie.

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