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Dog suspected in Athens 'burglary'

By Joe Johnson

A dog was suspected of damaging the front door of a home in north Athens that the resident reported had been burglarized over the weekend, Athens-Clarke County police said.

The 61-year-old resident, who had recently relocated from Barrow County, reportedly told police she left the Fritz Mar Lane residence at about 7 a.m. Saturday and upon returning at about 6:30 p.m. she found large amounts of blood on the front porch and surrounding steps, according to police.

The front door was “pulled apart from both the outside and the inside of the door,” a police incident report noted.

Nothing was missing from the home, and police said that the woman’s dog was bleeding from its mouth and snout.

“It is believed the dog caused all the damage to the door,” according to the report four days ago, “the police report stated.

The woman told police that “her pet does have separation anxiety and she moved into the Fritz Mar address four days ago,” the report stated.

Photos of the scene and blood samples were taken and placed into evidence, according to the report.

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