Turns out, this dog isn't a stranger to Senthil. He's one of several who are known to roam around his neighborhood during the day, greeting locals and keeping watch over things in exchange for treats. Little could anyone have guessed that his early-morning work was a bit less honest.
But now, the world knows the truth. Senthil posted this chat on Twitter, and it has since gone viral. As for that furry thief?
"He is doing fine. I saw him and his friends yesterday. He doesn't even know he is now famous on the internet," Senthil said. "We were happy that the doormats are being reused by someone rather than being sold for a few bucks by some thief. We are planning to buy a bunch of doormats and leave them out for the dog to take, without having to pull them out of the gate."