As wise men say, you cannot fight fire with fire, but if it were to happen to you, snatching your stolen dog back would be reasonable, just make sure that it is indeed your dog. One of the worst things that a dog parent could ever experience is to have their fur baby stolen from them.
Unfortunately for Jessica Grey, she had to face this ordeal when an unknown man snatched her pet chihuahua, Fidel, from Prospect Park. She was giving her pup some off-leash time at the park when the incident happened. Jessica looked away for a second, and then she heard her pup yelp. When she turned around, Fidel vanished in an instant.
Desperate to find her pooch, Jessica and her friends put up posters all over Brooklyn, and she even offered a cash reward of $3,000 to anyone who can return her lost fur baby. They also posted on social media to cover all bases. They were desperate to find the pup, especially given the fact that Fidel was a senior dog who needed his daily medications.
Every day after the dognapping took place, Jessica and her friends would drive around Brooklyn, hoping that they would see Fidel along the streets. Then one day, they received a tip about a dog who looked exactly like the pup. He was seen at 5th Avenue and Douglass Street in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood.
When they drove to the area, they were surprised to actually find Fidel, being walked by an unknown couple. Jessica’s friend immediately hopped out of the car, grabbed the dog, and ran back to the vehicle. The man chased them down and even hit their car with his skateboard.
Jessica drove directly to the nearest NYPD station and told them the entire story. The officers did not charge them with anything as Jessica was able to prove her ownership of the dog. The officers believed that the couple bought Fidel from the actual thief, so they are off the hook as well.
Credits: CBS New York