A man who allegedly broke into a home but was chased away by a barking dog left his boots behind, police said, and he was arrested when an officer saw him walking shoeless.
John Lyles climbed through the home’s window early Friday and took off his boots, probably so he would not make noise while sneaking around, police said. But the homeowner’s dog started growling and barking at him, they said, and he ran away empty-handed and barefoot.
Later that morning, an officer spotted Lyles walking without shoes in a nearby apartment building hallway, questioned him and arrested him, police said.
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