ANDERSON, SC – Tyler Wellwood said he was coming home from the gym Tuesday with his dad when something immediately seemed wrong.
“I had seen stuff missing off the table and blood on the walls and stuff like that like,” said Wellwood. “That’s when I knew someone came in.”
The blood he saw spattered on the wall was from their family pit bull, Blue.
After checking one of their home surveillance cameras, Wellwood and his father, Mack Walker, said the camera had caught four people breaking in to their house on Airline Road, while they were out.
The intruders were seen shooting through the glass door from the backyard, trying to hit their pit bull before making an entrance.
“That’s my little girls dog. She thinks a lot of him,” said Walker.
Stray bullet holes could be seen all around the house Thursday afternoon, through the window, the walls and the floor.
Wellwood said he ultimately found Blue covered in blood in their bathtub.
“I was just happy he was alive,” he said.
Realizing what had happened, both father and son said they called for help and showed deputies the surveillance video.
The video captured four men rummaging around the kitchen area.
According to Mack Walker, only small, fairly inexpensive things were stolen including an ipad, a bottle of liquor and food from the fridge.
As for their dog’s well-being, there’s no price tag for that.
“I’d just like to see them caught, you know. Anybody shooting a dog like that, that’s like shooting a kid or something. It just doesn’t make no sense,” said Walker.
Walker said Blue would be okay after getting surgery in Greenville.
Neighbors in the area said they saw a suspicious Silver Honda in the driveway during the time of the burglary, but the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office did not confirm Thursday if that is a vehicle they are searching for.