The Murrin family recently arrived back at their Virginia home to a terrifying scene. Their home looked like a horror movie. There was blood all over the walls, splattered across the carpet, and even a little bit on the ceiling somehow. Clearly, some bad stuff went down while they were gone and the only family member at home was their pet German Shepherd named Oden.
Tristian Murrin was the first of the family to walk through the door after their brief day-trip. There was nothing wrong at first until they walked a bit further into the home.
They panicked once they saw the blood, assuming that something terrible happened to Oden while they were gone. He lumbered up seconds later to give them a big lick and welcomed them home like nothing had happened.
Their relief was brief because they still had no idea where all of this blood came from! This amount of blood must have meant there was a violent altercation. It was pretty obvious that Oden was tough enough to scare off the home invaders.
The local neighborhood had experienced several robberies in recent weeks, so locals were advised to be on the lookout for anyone suspicious. The thieves apparently thought that this house would make an easy target. Unfortunately for them, Oden was home and ready to pounce.
The Murrins were shocked by their dog’s actions because he is usually very friendly. He may be a larger dog, but he’s a sweetheart most of the time. The family is happy to know that Oden has their back if they need it though.
“He plays with the kids, the cul-de-sac knows him,” said Tristian. “The community loves him – the kids come up to him and want to touch him and play with him.”
Once they witnessed the bloody scene, they knew that this criminal didn’t make it out without paying a fair price. No one could lose that much blood and have it splattered all over the walls without taking some serious damage!
“When I walked in with my mother and there were blood spots on the ground, we looked upstairs and you see trails of blood coming from upstairs all the way down,” he continued.
The family was still terrified until they fully explored the house. Once it was verified that no robber still remained inside, they could finally sit down – after calling the proper authorities of course.
A criminal is acknowledging the risk when they choose to rob a house. This thief paid the price and we can only hope that it has led him to turn away from his deceitful ways. There are many ways to make it in this world, but being a petty criminal surely isn’t one of the good ones.
Police are still investigating the case and have asked anyone with information or knowledge of the perpetrator involved should contact them immediately. By encouraging the family and media outlets to share the story, they hope he or she will come out of the woodwork and pay the price for their crime.
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