An alleged Christmas present thief’s attempt to burgle a home was thwarted by barking dogs who chased the armed man out of the house.
At approximately 3 am, residents of a home were awakened by their dogs barking, when they opened the bedroom door the dogs ran downstairs and chased a man outside.
Christmas presents totaling 18 in all, had been loaded into bins outside.
The man was discovered by a police dog through some bushes and was arrested. The man was found to be armed with a pistol and has a criminal record.