BRAMPTON, England, April 17 (UPI) -- Residents of a neighborhood in England were finally able to discover who was responsible for six months of tire slashings -- but the culprit was a bit of a shock.
Jess the border collie.
A camera was set up to catch the vandal and it captured CCTV footage of Jess biting tires and causing puncture wounds in the rubber during her daily walk.
Her owners, the Morgans, had been letting her off leash and didn’t notice that it was happening.
“We are both just mortified,” Jean Morgan told the Daily Mail. “She is the most obedient and affectionate dog we have ever had and it is just shocking to hear this terrible news. We are very distressed by what has happened. I couldn't believe it when I saw the CCTV footage. To think that Jess has done this has made me feel very sad.”
The Morgans have reimbursed their neighbors for the damage.
“From now on though, we will have to start to walk her on her lead,” Morgan said. “Border collies are hard working dogs, and are trained to nip sheep. I think she must get over-excited when she has had a good run.”
[The Daily Mail] [BBC]