A family returned to their home in Richmond, Virginia last Thursday, only to find their floors and walls splattered with blood. According to KTLA, the family’s German Shepherd apparently attacked an intruder while they were out.
Family member Tristan James Murrin told KTLA that he knew something was wrong when the German Shepherd, named Oden, greeted him at the front door. “We noticed something when we walked in, when I walked in with my mother and there is blood spots on the ground,” Murrin recalled, “We looked up stairs and you see trails of blood coming from up stairs going all the way down.”
Murrin went on to state that Oden is not a typically aggressive canine, but that he was prepared in the event someone try to break into the house: “I think the dog did its job. He knew that someone was not supposed to be in my house and no one was home and he knows that he wasn’t supposed to be in there and he was doing something that he wasn’t supposed to be doing and so he knew to act upon it.”
It was Murrin who broke the news on Facebook, posting photos of the alleged crime scene, videos showing the blood-soaked walls, and a message that read:
Last night we had a break in, luckily no one was home. My best friend Oden who is a German shepherd, protected my home and belongings when I wasn’t there, I couldn’t be more proud of him. Such an amazing breed that’s why everyone who doesn’t have an actual dog should consider on adopting or buying a dog.
“Whoever came to my house,” he adds during the video, “You deserve this s**t. You don’t f**k with me and my dog bro… That’s what happens. German shepherds are the best dog you could have.” Murrin’s videos has been shared over 100K times since they were posted on August 11th.
Murrin also posted photos of the canine hero himself, Oden, in front of their home. Police have yet to make an arrest, and KFOR states that the investigation is ongoing.