The Story of an Overprotective Dog Who Helped Police Solve a Mystery
For a family to have a strong bond, they need a loving and committed relationship as their foundation. That is precisely what Jessy and David had, allowing them to be excellent parents to their adorable dog, Benji. However, when their baby was born, something changed in Benji. Their dog became highly protective of their newborn child and would bark if they tried to keep him away from the child.
While this seemed cute at first, the parents soon began to suspect something out of the ordinary was going on. The couple began to investigate, and below, we reveal the story behind what they found.
Cops in Action
Dogs can be our best friends and, often, our protectors. But when Benji became excessively close to their baby, the couple began to wonder if something sinister was going on under their noses. Little did they know that they were about to step into a dark and twisted mystery.
When the police arrived at their porch, David was shocked and could not believe Benji was the first to alert them to what was happening. Was their dog a hero?
A Torrent of Questions
The couple was shocked at how fast the situation was evolving. After the police arrived, they did not miss a beat and began to shower poor Jessy and David with a torrent of questions.
At first, they only responded to the inquiries of the cops with a half-hearted tone as the couple was still stunned that the police were at their doorstep. They answered lightheartedly, but as time passed and the queries grew darker, they began to feel the gravity of the situation.
Unraveling the Past
The arrival of the cops shocked both David and Jessy. They were brought into a state of seriousness as the police asked a couple of troubling questions.
The moment that made the case particularly alarming was when they were asked about an odd string of events that happened before their newborn baby was born. Then it hit them. They should not have trusted people so easily in the past! Thankfully, Benji was not as gullible as they were – she knew something was wrong from the start.
To tell this story properly, we need to take a few steps back. Like many married couples, Jessy and David were excited about having kids. So, they were delighted to discover that Jessy was carrying their first child.
They had been waiting for this miracle for a long time, and the two were sure that after years of hoping, they would do their utmost best to become the best parents. Their only concern was their dog, Benji. The couple could only hope that Benji and their unborn child would get along well.
Benji Rose to the Challenge
There have been many scary cases of dogs being aggressive after the arrival of a new family member. With this thought in mind, Jessy hoped this would not happen with Benji. It would break the couple’s hearts to let go of Benji if she couldn’t get along with their new baby.
However, they underestimated Benji’s big heart and incredible senses. The first hint that Benji had a unique talent for protecting the family came when she realized Jessy was pregnant before she did! Benjo took to barking at Jessy’s tummy, but unfortunately, this behavior alarmed her.
Normally, Benji was a friendly and energetic dog. Jessy and David would spend hours playing with her. That’s why the couple couldn’t understand why Benji was acting this way. Did she feel threatened by the inevitable arrival of a new family member?
Could she sense something wrong with the baby? What could possibly be going on? As a pregnant woman, it was not good for Jessy to be stressed over such matters. She needed to find out the cause of Benji’s behavior.
A Trip to the Vet
If only dogs could talk, everything would have been easier, but sadly, our fluffy friends must make up for this inability by being the sweetest companions ever. Jessy did what any fur mom would do when concerned for their dog – she took Benji to the vet to figure out what was wrong.
On the way to the clinic, she was clearly distressed. Poor Jessy was worried for both her baby and Benji. She could only hope she would not have to choose between the two.
A Heavy Heart
Numerous thoughts were running through their minds as they continued to observe their beloved dog, Benji. If the vet made them choose between their dog and unborn child, the obvious answer would be to prioritize the baby’s safety by taking Benji to a shelter.
While there was no doubt that their child was the top priority, that did not make the situation any easier. With a heavy heart, Jessy consulted with the vet only to open up another series of questions.
A Healthy Dog
Jessy was confused. The vet checked Benji from head to tail only to conclude that she was the epitome of good health! There was nothing wrong with her at all. So, what could be the cause of Benji’s actions?
At the end of the check up, the vet advised Jessy that her dog might be sensing something about her baby and advised Jessy to have a check up at the hospital to rule out any complications.
A Friend in Need
After the vet told Jessy to go to the hospital, without thinking twice, the pregnant mom called her friend Anne to help her get there. Anne was a good friend who was always there for Jess, so she didn’t hesitate to come immediately to her aide. Off they went to the hospital.
During the ride, Jessy could not help but feel nervous about what the physician might find. Thankfully, when they arrived, they were immediately helped by the receptionist at the front desk.
Questions Are Still Unanswered
Jessy was immediately attended to after she entered the room. The doctor asked her numerous questions, all of which she answered honestly. Then, an ultrasound was performed on her belly to check her child’s health.
Thankfully, her greatest fear did not manifest – the doctor stated that both mother and child were fine! Although she felt relief, Jessy could not deny her increasing frustration at the still unanswered questions about Benji. If the three of them were healthy, why was Benji acting that way?
An Impossible Choice
After hearing the news from the doctor, Jessy could not control her emotions anymore and finally broke down crying. The thought that they would have to tiptoe around Benji due to her unusual behavior was deeply saddening.
Jessy did not want to entertain the idea of choosing between her child and Benji. As a good friend, Anne immediately comforted the crying and distressed Jessy and, while doing so, offered her help if the couple ever needed a babysitter.
The Arrival of Lily
A few weeks passed by, and before they knew it, the moment Jessy and David had been waiting for finally arrived. A healthy and beautiful baby girl was born! The couple named her Lily.
Benji was still acting unlike herself, but their concerns melted away as Jessy had her good friend by her side. Anne promised that she would keep an eye on Lily and Benji so that no harm could befall either of the two.
In the first few weeks since Lily’s birth, Jessy and David were hands-on with their parenting. Whatever Lily needed, they were there to give it to her. Even Benji was acting amiable.
It was a perfect picture of a happy family. However, reality did not remain so blissful. The two eventually had to return to work, so they asked Anne to babysit their little girl. Sadly, trouble came biting back with a single phone call from Anne.
Benji and Lily
While the couple were at work, Anne became Lily’s babysitter, and while she was doing her job, Benji stayed beside the sleeping Lily all the time. She wouldn’t let the baby sleep alone, which became a mystery to Anne, Jessy, and David.
Jessy was confused, but David shrugged it off, thinking that Benji was just acting as Lily’s protective older sibling. They had seen such relationships blossom on social media, where people shared cute videos of their dogs interacting with their kids.
The day started out like any other. The couple bid goodbye to their sweet little Lily and went off to work. However, in the middle of the day, Anne called them in a fit of hysteria.
She told them that when she attempted to separate Lily and Benji from each other, Benji suddenly attacked her! Their dog’s behavior simply could not be overlooked. David had to do something to ensure this would never happen ever again. Although it pained him, he had to punish Benji.
No Help from the Vet
Going to the vet gave them no answer to their questions. Still, giving Benji to a shelter was the very last option on their list of possibilities. The truth was that it should never have been an option at all, but we’re getting to that part soon! For now, the couple was none the wiser, and they had to figure out what was going on when they were at work.
They had to figure out what was causing their dog to act like this. But something was nagging at David. There was something off about the situation, and he needed the perfect timing to find the truth.
After going back and forth at the vet, the doctor hinted that the problem might be the couple themselves, which would explain why Benji would not let Lily sleep alone. Shocked and confused, David was 100% sure they were not the problem.
They couldn’t be. After all, Benji did not act up whenever they were around Lily – the dog only acted up when they were at work. However, no matter how confident he was, he started to doubt the situation and his anxiety creeped in.
A Plan Materializes
The couple were both troubled by the recent happenings. They mulled over what was causing the problem and then decided to start by observing Anne, Lily, and Benji. Anne clearly loved babysitting Lily, while the child seemed to love the presence of Benji whenever David and Jessy were around.
The problem seemed to be that Benji acted hostile whenever the family was separated. What could be the problem? At this point, Jessy and David would have given anything to find out the truth.
When bedtime arrived, David would be the one to pick up Lily and put her to bed. As always, Benji would be right by his side. However, the dog never attacked him, nor did she do any of the things Anne said she did.
Benji remained calm with a slightly curious look on her face. David was perplexed. However, things were only going to get worse from that moment. Soon after, Anne called the couple with shocking news. Benji bit her! This situation triggered something in David.
Anne Must Be the Problem
David began to see the bigger picture, and then he connected the dots. Benji only got aggressive when Anne was around. As soon as Jessy and David got home from work, everything was fine. Anne had to be the problem!
Moreover, all of the phone calls they received from Anne were from when they were not at home. Benji was always calm when Jessy and David were the ones with Lily. Hit with an epiphany, David concluded that Anne must have been doing something to make Benji feel protective.
With an adrenaline rush, David immediately sought Jessy to share his epiphany. When he finally finished explaining everything to her, Jessy could only shake her head and tell him to calm down. She thought that her husband was overreacting.
Moreover, Anne couldn’t be the problem since Benji would not let Lily sleep alone at night. Anne was not even in the house at that time. David was sent back to the proverbial drawing board as what Jessy stated made sense.
Installing Security Cameras
Still not knowing what was triggering their dog’s erratic behavior. Jessy suggested they install CCTV cameras around the house. That way, they could gain a clearer picture of what was happening around them.
In doing so, they could see what happened around the house while they were at work. Anne was clearly uncomfortable with Jessy’s suggestion, which David immediately took notice of because, after all, he hadn’t totally let go of his suspicions about Anne. Could she really be the cause of Benji’s aggressiveness?
Anne could not stop Jessy and David from installing the cameras. It was their house, after all. So, the cameras went in, and David began monitoring them. To begin with, he noticed nothing out of the ordinary in the footage.
Benji still did not cease his aggressive behavior when she was separated from Lily. David secretly remained firm in his suspicions about Anne, as Benji was only apprehensive towards her. That fact made him want to confront the babysitter, and this time, his wife could not hold him back.
A few days went by, and David was nearing the edge. With Benji’s case still unresolved, he finally went off on Anne, yelling, “what did you do to my daughter?!”
This outburst stunned Anne as she did not expect to be blamed. Nonetheless, she replied that it was not her fault and the dog had been like that since Jessy got pregnant. They were in a heated argument when they heard a car coming. Jessy was home.
When she opened the door, Jessy was shocked at what was happening in her living room. Her husband and friend were in the midst of a heated argument. She was furious at David for treating her beloved friend like that.
Never would she have imagined that her husband would confront Anne so aggressively! Although it pained her to do so, Jessy laid out her ultimatum. David had to figure out what was really going on with Benji or give her away to a shelter.
David’s Brilliant Idea
Many words were exchanged during the heated argument between David and Anne. After Jessy criticized him for his conduct, David realized that Anne had given herself away; she’d already provided him with the information he needed.
The only point of contention was the fact that Benji also acted up when Lily was sleeping at night. It dawned on David that he had never viewed the nighttime footage from the cameras. Finally, he knew what to do.
There It Was
When Anne left, David hurriedly opened the files to view the nighttime footage. But to his shock and dismay, it had all been deleted! He could not believe that there was no footage to be found.
Suspicious of the situation, he decided to make an encrypted backup of recordings each night. In doing so, he would finally be able to figure out the mystery. A day later, when he was finally able to check the footage, he was alarmed at what he saw!
A Terrifying Revelation
David did not expect to see a person crawling toward his child’s room in the middle of the night! He was so stunned that he found it hard to breathe. Still, his daughter’s safety was at stake, so David forced himself to keep watching the unbelievable scene.
David knew that this case required the assistance of the police before things progressed into dangerous territory. With a sense of urgency, he dialed their hotline and began to report the case at hand.
The Unbelievable Truth
David called his wife right away to inform her of the situation. Even before Jessy arrived, the police sirens could be heard a couple of blocks away. Jessy arrived just a few minutes after the police, almost in hysterics, asking what was going on.
She was bewildered at the presence of cops in her house, and it took her a moment to tune into what her husband was saying to them. David approached Jessy and showed her the footage. The young mother fell to her knees with a pale face.
Benji, the Hero
A police officer approached David and Jessy, who still could not believe what was happening around them. He quietly told the couple that their beloved dog was a hero. Benji sensed something was wrong long before any of them did.
The cop showed them the footage and told the couple about Benji’s heroic act – an act that would make any fur parents proud. While watching the footage, the couple and the police officers were rendered speechless at what they saw Benji do to the intruder.
Who Is Anne?
Without missing a bead, the police officers immediately began to ask about the babysitter’s whereabouts. They needed to get the testimony of all parties involved, especially Anne, as she was the only one left with Lily when the couple went to work; the police needed to question her personally.
But they were left with scrunched eyebrows as Anne didn’t answer her phone. Where could she be? Jessy volunteered to tell the cops everything she knew about her friend, Anne.
A Wall of Secrecy
While the police were busy interviewing Jessy and David outside, Benji stayed with Lily in her room. The brave dog had adopted the role of a protector – Lily’s loving older sister. The police were alerted when Benji suddenly started barking.
Everyone hurried to Lily’s room, and when they arrived, Benji was staring at the wall in Lily’s room, barking at it. She showed no signs of stopping. It was as if she wanted to show the humans something behind the wall.
They were a little doubtful of Benji’s actions, but they decided to check out what had riled up the dog since she had already proved herself. The police called for a sledgehammer to be brought into the room.
Without even asking for Jessy or David’s permission, the cops began smashing down the wall. They decided that the situation called for it. Lo and behold, they made a shocking discovery. One cop quietly patted Benji’s head and showered her with praise – her parents should have believed her from the start.
A Hidden Compartment
The crawl space behind the wall was filled with strange things, including stones, crumpled paper, toys, and Christmas decorations. After taking out everything, at the corner of the compartment, they discovered a safe!
A cop was instructed right away to find a safecracker, and while searching for the equipment, they ran a background check on Jessy’s friend and Lily’s babysitter – Anne Anderson. The result of their search stunned Jessy and the police. Only David was not entirely surprised.
The police revealed the truth to the couple. Anne Anderson was an alias. There was no Anne at all! The friend Jessy had known for almost ten years did not exist – she was a fraudster.
Everything she said was a total and complete lie. Jessy felt dizzy at the information. She did not know how to process everything that was going on. What could be inside the safe that Anne had hidden in their wall?
It took a while before the cop assigned to get a safecracker finally returned with one. They immediately got to work opening up the safe. During this whole process, Benji did not leave Lily’s side.
She also never ceased barking in the direction of the hidden compartment, which they now knew had a surprise lurking within. With a final click, the safe finally popped open. Everyone was stunned as they gazed at the contents of the safe.
The contents of the safe were not what they were expecting at all. Inside were a lot of items that belonged to a woman. Jewelry, cosmetics, documents, bundles of cash, and a few passports were safely tucked inside the safe.
Jessy gasped, “That’s Anne,” while looking over one of the passports a police officer opened to inspect. It really was her! And it was also her face pasted on multiple other passports within the safe – all with different identities.
The Truth Unveiled
It turned out that Anne Anderson was not your typical friend and babysitter. No, she was not a super-rich friend who was happy to do babysitting as a hobby. The truth was far more astonishing. Her true identity was that of an international spy!
Poor Jessy was hit with one surprise after another! Anne was also wanted in 17 countries across the globe for espionage! The couple couldn’t believe they left their child alone with a spy and a wanted woman.
Why Did She Do It?
From what we see in movies, spies go undercover to gather intel on their opponents. That was the sole reason for “Anne” posing as Jessy and David’s friend.
David is the director of a national security company, and as a person with such a high position, he had access to the national security grid. As it turns out, Anne would secretly try to hack David’s computer at night and then delete the footage right after. The wanted spy was finally caught – big thanks to the brave Benji!