CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jason Thompson has lived in his south Charlotte home for eight years and says he's never had any problems.
In fact, Thompson admitted he invested in a four camera security system, not so much for protection, but "to keep an eye on the dogs" Jack and Ella when he's away; this week, it ended up the other way around.
Tuesday just after 5 a.m., Thompson's fiance awoke to Jack and Ella barking loudly near the back door.
"Just barking like mad. She tried opening the door and they knocked her back, wouldn't let her open the door," explained Thompson, who was out of town at the time.
Security camera footage clearly shows a man walking through the backyard and looking around the house.
"If you look at his feet, it looks like he's wearing slippers. He starts sneaking up, stops about ten feet from the house," said Thompson. That's when the video cuts out.
Police believe the suspect was likely working with another person who ripped the camera off it's mount nearly 20 feet up, then tossed it into some weeds.
Officers also found a pair of gloves near the collar-operated, automatic doggy door built into the backdoor.
They believe the suspects were likely trying to use that opening to get into the house, but were spooked; not by Thompson's sophisticated, night-vision security system, but his old school, more traditional burglar alarm.
"Burglars don't usually want to mess with 100 pound lab-pit mixes. Honestly, I think if it wasn't for these guys, he would've gotten in. Best home protection you can have.