MADISON, Wis. -

A burglar was scared off before entering a Madison residence after ringing the doorbell to check if anyone was home Friday night.

A Madison Police Department statement said the burglar rang the doorbell of a home on the 1400 block of Frisch Road around 9:30 p.m. before shattering a sliding glass door to enter. The homeowner called police, and the suspect fled before he could get inside.

According to the statement, a police dog tracked the burglar to the Watts Road area.