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This Guy Made A $200 Decision To Break Into His Home So He Could Walk His Dog

A $200 decision he made without batting an eye.

Posted on October 3, 2016, at 3:09 p.m. ET

This is 17-year-old Ty Parker and his dog, Forrest Gump. They live in Los Angeles, and go on about six walks a day together because "it's just him and I in a small studio apartment," he told BuzzFeed News.

Ty Parker

"He needs to run or else he'll stay up until 5 a.m. running around," Parker explained.

So over the weekend, when Parker got home and couldn't find his keys, he freaked out. He realized he had been gone for almost nine hours that day and knew his puppy needed a walk.

So instead of going back out to find his keys, he decided to take apart his door lock...

And break into his own home.

So he could take Forrest for a walk.

Twitter: @TyParkerS

Parker said his dog was startled because it sounded like an intruder but was relieved when he saw him.

"My dog heard the noise of the door breaking and kind of freaked out," he said. "But the second he saw it was dad (me) he just wanted to go for a walk."

Parker told BuzzFeed News his stunt will likely cost him $200 to replace the lock and $600-900 to replace his entire door but he did it all "without thinking," he said.

Ty Parker

For the love of dog.

And after breaking in he learned he had left his keys at the restaurant where he was prior. He's since called the restaurant and got his keys back.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.