An unusual and generous request, made to two car thieves in Springfield, Mo., has gone viral on the internet, reported Thursday's Riverfront Times.
Doug Clark's 2009 black Nissan Pathfinder, which also held his beloved pug, "Dugout," was stolen last week while Clark was at a metal recycling center. The thieves made a bold move, stealing the vehicle while Clark was inside of the recycling center office.
Though the theft was reported to the police, no progress was made in locating the car, or Dugout.
Desperate, Clark turned to Facebook, where he made the thieves an offer that he hoped they would not be able to refuse - return Dugout, keep the Pathfinder.
To the lovely couple who decided to hop in my black 2009 Nissan Pathfinder with my pug Dugout:
I have done quite a bit of thinking lately. First, I'd like you to know that I know who you are.
To further that, I believe it would be easier for you to sell that rig with a title.
Speaking of titles, I've got that title, and it's free and clear. I would say, it's a lot of work to scrap out a car. Lots of legalities, cops tracing your trail, playing hideout all the time, etc, etc.
Back to my story. I know it's just a car. But man (and woman) that was my dog. You don't mess with a guys dog.
I also want you to know that you look quite silly trying to get that E brake off in the video surveillance that I got my hands on (and now the police have.)
But back to that title. I sure would like to meet you guys, you seem like fun-loving people.
I have an idea. You two just keep the ride. I'll meet you with the title to make your life easier. All you gotta bring is an alive Pug. That's it. Just give me a call 417-860-9676.
After all, Springfield isn't that big and birds of the same feather flock together.
To anyone who may know these lovebirds, I am laying down $2k to arrange this friendly meet up.
The message went viral as more and more people witnessed the incredible love that Clark has for his pup.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that the thieving couple has taken Clark up on his incredibly generous offer...and Dugout is still missing.
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