GOLDEN GATE ESTATES — Ronald and Jackie Bracey’s lost dog, Buddy, who ran off during a violent home invasion on Tuesday morning, is back home.
The 1-year-old hound mix returned to his Golden Gate Estates home on his own about 9 p.m. Wednesday after a couple saw the dog three streets away from the house, Ronald Bracey said.
Other than some scratches, Buddy is well, Ronald Bracey said.
Buddy disappeared after intruders entered the house Tuesday morning. Four men are accused of holding Jackie Bracey at gunpoint. But Ronald Bracey jumped out of bed, grabbed his handgun, fired at two intruders — hitting one in the shoulder — and chased them off.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 call from Jackie Bracey on Thursday. In the 3 minute and 40 second call, Jackie Bracey, who is obviously upset, attempts to describe the home invasion to the dispatcher.
“They jumped out of the bushes next to my house, and they all had ... handguns and one had a big rifle,” Jackie Bracey said. “He told me ‘Policia.’ I’m like ‘No, you’re not policia.’”
“They pushed me,” she said later in the call. “I was walking my dogs to the back, right outside my door when they jumped us.”
On several occasions the dispatcher had to tell Jackie Bracey to calm down so she could understand her. When asked if the men took anything, Jackie Bracey said “No. They were going to kill us.”
“They pointed the gun at me and my husband came out of the bedroom and pointed a gun at them and there were shots exchanged,” she said. “Oh, my God. And they ran.”
Sheriff’s deputies arrested three Miami men — Fidel Abel Marrero-Rodriguez, 27; Pedro Louis Herrera, 25; and Yadier Gonzalez-Rodriguez, 27 — on charges of armed home-invasion robbery, and impersonating a law enforcement officer.
A fourth suspect, who authorities believe was the getaway driver, remains at large.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.