Last Saturday, April 12, somebody pried open the rear sliding glass door of a house on Hill Road. Whoever it was, pepper-sprayed the 2 small dogs in the face and then took some jewelry. The owners discovered this when they arrived home around 8 pm. Apparently, they had just missed the burglar(s).
The dogs are okay–the owners quickly bathed them, and there appear to be no further effects of the pepper spray. But apparently the house, and particularly the bedroom where the dogs were, continued to smell of pepper spray after the owners got home.
Culver City police investigated, and went door-to-door to alert neighbors and look for anyone who might have seen something suspicious. A late-model, nice-looking, large white car with what appeared to be a middle-aged man was spotted in front of the burglarized home around 5:30 pm. But the car might not have had anything to do with the burglary.
The police officer cautioned neighbors to be wary of people knocking on doors and asking to do small jobs. Many times, it’s just a front to see if anyone is home. The officer advised anyone receiving such an offer to call the police, who will then check out the solicitors.