-A southwest Ohio couple that adopted a Saint Bernard to save the dog say their new pet saved their home from burglary a few hours later.

Rubert “Lee” Littler says he was taking Hercules outside Wednesday night when the 135-pound dog started growling.

Then Hercules charged after a man who was running out of the basement of the home.

The dog bit into the man’s ankle as the would-be burglar climbed a fence and got away.

Police said the home’s phone and cable lines had been cut.

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