I re read it.. and there is always a possibility I have not read the first post correctly..... . and as I posted before, the OP may have left out more details of what the neighbor said or they may of not left out anything, maybe the neighbor did only say they had only seen people on the property.. Nothing about people being in the house, and there was no mention by the OP that there was signs of entry when he went to the front door and entered the house. And no one knows if the dog found the person hiding and waiting first,,, or that the guy was in the act of fleeing when the dog found them.. you don't know to truly say anything about it.... But it has been a huge focal point of this thread that some how everyone here knows full facts of what happened to judge it.....Well in this case it wasn't "There is a possibility of someone being inside because that's a thing that sometimes happens in this area". The OP got a tip from a neighbour that an intruder may be in their house, and then the OP went to arm themselves.
You have people strapping on a loaded fire arm to go to the grocery store.. and this guy gets word there were people seen on his property and he goes to get his gun and dog before he goes there... ??????