Dog owner calls 911 after her elderly 14lb Shih Tzu named Stonewall is sucked up by robot vacuum cleaner but survives
- The pup, named Stonewall, became trapped after he got his tail stuck last Friday
- Owner Megan Dunavant had been cleaning her Missouri home with a Bobsweep
- ‘I bent down to turn it back on and I thought “o no, you’re in it”‘, she says
- Two Ballwin officers arrived to help Megan and Stonewall was eventually freed
- He had been trapped by the hair on his tail and police managed to cut him free
- ‘Everyday life throws some wild wrenches at people’, officer Scott Stephens said
A dog owner was forced to call 911 after her elderly Shih Tzu was sucked up by her robot vacuum cleaner.
The 14 pound pup, named Stonewall, became trapped after getting his tail stuck in the Bobsweep while his owner, Megan Dunavant, cleaned her Missouri home last Friday.
Two police officers arrived to help the new mother, who says her pet was ‘alligator rolling trying to get loose and freaking out’. They managed to free Stonewall, who was unharmed.
Police in Ballwin say it is the first time they have been called to rescue a dog from a robot vacuum, adding: ‘Everyday life throws some wild wrenches at people.’
The 14 pound pup, named Stonewall, became trapped after getting his tail stuck in the Bobsweep
When officers arrived they discovered only Stonewall’s tail hair was trapped and they managed to cut the dog free. Pictured is the Bobsweep after the incident
Stonewall became trapped after getting stuck in this Bobsweep. Two police officers managed to free the elderly dog, who was unharmed in the incident
Owner Dunavant, who was at home with her newborn at the time, told KSDK: ‘I’m all alone. This is awful. This is like something out of a movie. You can’t make this up.
‘I called 911 because I figured somebody’s gotta be able to help me.’
She said Stonewall lives up to his name, adding: ‘You could be walking towards him and he still sits there, he’s not going to go anywhere.’
Dunavant said it was only when the robot stalled she realized he was stuck. She said: ‘I bent down to turn it back on and he kind of whimpers as me and I thought “o no, you’re in it”.’
When officers arrived they discovered only Stonewall’s tail hair was trapped and they managed to cut the dog free.
Dunavant said of the team effort with police: ‘It was kind of like a one, two, three, he’s covered, you flip this over and take the flashlight.’
Ballwin Police Officer Scott Stephens said: ‘This is a first for that. Everyday life throws some wild wrenches at people.’
Owner, Megan Dunavant, pictured, says she will put her dog in his kennel next time she cleans
She added: ‘I don’t want to have to call 911 again to get him out of the vacuum cleaner’
After cops managed to free Stonewall Stephens added: ‘It couldn’t have gone better.’
Megan says she will put Stonewall in his kennel next time she cleans.
She added: ‘I don’t want to have to call 911 again to get him out of the vacuum cleaner.’