Family Dog Scares Off Burglars in Delaware: Police

A family dog jumped into action when two burglars broke into a Delaware home, according to police.

Stephanie Lambert told NBC10 two men kicked in the front door of her home shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Minquadale Boulevard in New Castle. Lambert wasn't home at the time but her sister as well her pet pit bull Precious were inside. As the men entered, Lambert's sister released Precious from her cage.

"She unlocked the cage and the dog went after the person," Lambert said. "My sister said she heard, 'oh crap, they have a dog,' and [they] took off."

The suspects ran away and fled in a light-colored sedan with tinted windows, according to investigators.

While Lambert describes Precious as a sweet and loving pit bull, she also says the dog is trained to attack anyone who is threatening her home or family.

The thieves didn't get away with anything during the break-in. Lambert made sure Precious got something for her effort.

"Let me tell you she's very happy with her ham bone," Lambert said while laughing. "I had to go out and get her a nice, big one." 

Officials continue to search for the two suspects. If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800. 

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