Barking Woman Scares Off Intruder

This story gives a whole new meaning to the saying 'your bark is worse than your bite.' A woman in Athens, GA started barking when...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Oct 27th 2009


harley33268_1191257048This story gives a whole new meaning to the saying ‘your bark is worse than your bite.’ A woman in Athens, GA started barking when she heard someone trying to break into her house, eventually scaring off the intruder.

Here are the details from the Associated Press.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported Monday that the woman scared off the suspect around 11 p.m. Saturday. According to police, the woman got on the floor and began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog when the suspicious man tried turning the woman’s door knob.

The police report did not say what specific dog-like behaviors, such as barking, the woman mimicked.

I get the barking part, even the scratching at the door, but if the intruder couldn’t see her through the door why did she get down on all fours?

I know there must be a good joke in there somewhere, but I’m just going to let you fill in the punchline.

*If the woman had a real dog like Harley he could do the barking for her.