Turns out, there was no home invader after all.
The dog in the skylight, a Great Dane, was actually one of the home's pets whom the young caller had failed to account for in all the panic. The dog had managed to reach an upstairs bedroom where he was tall enough to stand with his head outside, perhaps simply to enjoy the cool night air.
"Apparently, the littler dogs had been freaking out because they couldn't get up there," said Crum.
Naturally, the situation ultimately resolved itself - but not before finding a place in the record book.
"I've done this job for 25 years, and there's been a lot of strange calls," Crum said. "A dog mistaken for an intruder in his own home? That's pretty abnormal."