Report: Family dog joins owner to fend off intruder in Butler County home

police were called to the 5900 block of Fairfield Road at 6:30 a.m. March 21 on a report a resident awakened to the sound of a door closing and being latched, according to a police report.

Thinking his 6-year-old daughter was awake, the man told police he walked into the kitchen and saw a man walk into the kitchen from the garage door. The intruder was described as wearing a green sweatshirt and tan pants.

The man told police he grabbed the intruder and began punching him, causing him to fall backwards into the garage where he continued punching the stranger. That awakened the family’s pit bull dog, which had been asleep in the garage. The dog began biting the intruder on the lower legs and ankle area.


The intruder managed to get away briefly and flee to the patio, where the resident caught up to him and punched him some more, until the man escaped by going over a fence and fleeing.

While an officer took the report, another officer on patrol saw a man matching the suspect’s description in the area of West Spring Street and South College Avenue.

The man was identified as Kwaku O. Yeboah, 21, who was arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken to the victims’ home where he was identified as the intruder, according to a police report.

Yeboah was taken to the police department. where he was charged with burglary, a fourth-degree felony.

He told the officer he had been at a friend’s house and left to go to another residence and had trouble finding it because he had been drinking. He said men at the first place had acted aggressively toward him and he left but was confused as he looked for the second place.

He was taken to the Butler County Jail, where the officer had jail personnel check his ankles and legs but no apparent injuries from the dog were found.


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