By Tavia D. Green | Gannett Tennessee
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. - A Clarksville woman was able to recover her two beloved pets and a couple of objects that two thieves tried to steal from the backyard of her home Thursday morning.
A 61-year-old Autumn Drive resident reported she heard her two dogs barking and squealing in an unusual way in the backyard of her home at 6:15 a.m. Thursday.
The woman looked out of her window and saw two people in dark hoodies in her backyard. One had her 12-year-old bichon under his arm, and the other had her 6-year-old Maltese under his arm, according to a Clarksville Police report.
In addition to the dogs, one of the thieves was dragging a gas grill and the other a wheelbarrow, and they were running toward the back gate of her yard, the report said.
The woman ran to her back yard screaming at the thieves, and they let go of the grill and wheel barrow but continued running with the dogs.
The woman followed them out of the back fenced yard to a field behind her home, and eventually, the two thieves dropped the dogs in the field and kept running, the report said.
The woman was able to recover both dogs. One of the dogs sustained a tail injury during the incident and was bleeding.
The bichon is worth $1,000, and the Maltese is worth $500.
The woman said she believed the thieves were teenagers.