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OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Take one look at Spicy the dog, and it is clear his bark is worse than his bite.

Fortunately for Spicy’s owner, the man who broke into her home never got a good look at her little dog.

“The dog was my little hero,” Spicy’s owner Sonya said. “She scared the intruder off.”

When a man climbed through a window at Sonya’s home in a Maine senior living community, Spicy started to bark.

The little dog must have sounded fierce because the man quickly exited the home without taking anything.

While police in Old Orchard Beach investigate the incident, they have asked neighbors to lock their door and windows at night.