When the trio stepped inside, there were a few hints that something was amiss.
"We noticed some things were in disarray, but our first thought was we knocked something over as we were leaving," Franco recalls.
But Benny had his own thoughts. He sniffed at the pile on the floor. He paced from living room to kitchen, growling.
"As this is happening, I looked around and realized we had been burglarized," Franco says.
Here and there, things were missing. But Benny refused to stop pacing feverishly.
Suddenly, a floorboard upstairs creaked.
"The person was still in our house," Franco says.