Throughout history, one of the main jobs of domesticated dogs has been to protect their owners and guard against unwanted people or animals. Although many modern dogs will instinctually act as home guardians, for some people, there are more reasons to want a guard dog: for personal protection, protection of property, or simply to know when a visitor is at the door. The best guard dogs are the kind that are devoted, brave, and know when to fight off an intruder—but that doesn’t mean they’re vicious in their daily lives. For Worawut Lomwanawong, the owner of a jewelry store in Thailand, things turned out the other way around when it came to his pet husky Lucky, who, frankly enough, couldn’t be a worse guard dog given the situation they all ended up in.
Here’s the CCTV footage that captured the funny incident in full swing
It all started when Lucky’s owner decided to perform a security test at his jewelry store in Chang Ma, Thailand, and for that, the man staged an armed robbery
The store owner’s CCTV footage showed another man approaching the shop’s counter during the training exercise
Lucky didn’t move an inch, and in the end, the “armed robber” got away from the store with a fake bag full of “cash”
Before the “robber” entered the store, the CCTV footage clearly showed the dog just sleeping on the floor by the entrance while the “armed raider” passed through the door seemingly undetected by the canine. When Lucky’s owner was threatened, the dog just casually continued her peaceful nap, ignoring the situation completely while her owner Worawut slowly tried looking over to his dog, hoping she would try to attack the bandit or at the very least bark at him.
The situation turned out to be hilarious, to say the least, but we can’t really blame the dog for prioritizing her sleep. In the end, the training exercise seemed to be a complete and utter failure, even though we can definitely say that the sleepy floof clearly had her priorities set straight.
Here are some more pictures of Lucky
The video that was put out online sparked our interest to find out more, therefore Bored Panda reached out to Lucky’s owner Worawut.
“This was a Thai police training of what it would be like if a thief came into my store and stole all the jewelry. The armed robbery in this video is of a policeman that my dog Lucky already knew; maybe that’s why she did nothing. I found it very funny to see that she didn’t even try doing anything and continued to sleep. When I posted the video on Lucky’s page, I didn’t imagine it would go viral. It’s amazing to see that in just 3 days, the video has gained over 1 million views.”
We asked Lucky’s owner to share a bit more information about his story.
“The main thing was that the police in my city wanted to do some security tests for the jewelry stores in the area and they picked mine for the case study. It was the first serious security test for my store.”
Given how the story turned out, we asked Worawut if he thought that Lucky would’ve done something if it was an actual robbery.
“To be honest, yes, in my opinion, I think she understands the human language. She is mostly active and very compliant if I make some noise or ask her to do something. In the CCTV camera, you could clearly see I couldn’t make any noise to signal my dog because it wasn’t a real situation and I had to keep my calm. The policeman that was in the video took the role of ‘robber,’ but I think Lucky recognized him because he comes in and checks my store every day as the police patrols the area.”
Of course, we also wanted to know more about the main star of this funny incident, so we asked Worawut more about Lucky.
“I am not sure about Lucky’s age because before I took her in, she was a stray dog, but as of now, she has been living with me for the last 7 years. When I moved from another city to open my own business, I saw her sleeping near the convenience store, then I asked my neighbors about this specific dog and they didn’t know anything about her.
Lucky is a very smart dog, when she was still a stray and used to be hungry at times she would walk around my store, sitting and waiting to receive some food from a kind person. I really pitied her, so that was the main reason why I took her in, and ever since then, she has been part of my family. When I first took her in, she was in bad health. The main problems she had were tick-borne disease and venereal granuloma.
Though at the time, I was told that if she were to be in good health she’d be cured of the diseases. We couldn’t really do that as she was pregnant, and the veterinarian couldn’t use the right medicine to cure her. I had to wait till she gave birth to the puppies and after that, I was finally able to treat her properly.”
Lucky is a very metaphorical name, so we wanted to know the full reason behind it.
“I believe she had a very rough life before we met and I wanted her to start a new life full of luck; that’s why I named her Lucky.”
Given that Lucky was caught sleeping on CCTV, we couldn’t help but wonder if Lucky was staying around the store all the time while Worawut worked at his store.
“Yes, you could say she basically lives with me at the store, and she also loves to take a nap or two in front of the convenience store that’s directly near my shop. Fun fact, It is also the same convenience store where I had found her first, she used to sleep there all the time. To me, at times it feels like she considers the place her second home.”
Worawut and Lucky’s story went viral within a week. Therefore, we wanted to ask Worawut how he felt about all of this as the CCTV video has been watched over 1 million times.
“It is so funny. In my opinion, I never thought that this video clip could be viral because I just uploaded it on my Facebook fan page without expecting anything. Though I do have to admit that it felt like a dream when it went viral a day later and many people across the internet started sharing the video clip. My video has been shared on Thairath (a very famous news agency in Thailand) and even Daily Mail. I would just like to thank everyone for all the likes and comments!”