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British dog calls police

British dog calls police

Prank calls to the police can lead to criminal charges for humans, but what if the caller is a dog?

The U.K.'s Thames Valley Police received a 999 emergency call followed by heavy breathing, only to discover, as BBC News puts it, that "the caller was a canine."

The culprit was a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, Leighton. According to his owner, Mary Amos-Cole, Leighton has a history of stealing telephones and setting off her home's alarm system. When the police arrived at her home, Leighton was in Amos-Cole's outdoor garden with the phone in his mouth.

"He's a very naughty dog, but, luckily, we all took it as a bit of a joke," Amos-Cole told BBC News.