A 79-year-old woman had been walking her dog, Winston, on May 1 in the area of Bitter Lake near North 130 Street and Linden Avenue, in Seattle, Wash. when a man and pregnant woman came by and grabbed the leash of the dog, pushed the older woman down onto the ground, and fled with the dog reported kirotv.com.
As the couple left, the woman who took the dog yelled, "it's my dog."
The older woman suffered a dislocated shoulder and bruises, but most of all, she longed for her dog.
The woman who stole the dog was described as having pink hair and being very pregnant. In fact, it was the same woman who had engaged the dog owner in conversation the previous year claiming the dog had once belonged to her.
With the help of detectives and US Marshalls, authorities were able to trace the identity of the "dognapper" and convinced her to return Winston.
The older lady had been heartbroken after her best friend had been stolen. She told authorities she had found the dog several years ago abandoned near Aurora Avenue.
The female suspect brought the dog back to detectives who treated friendly Winston with half a sandwich and some water, and then reunited him with the older woman.
The suspect may still face robbery charges.
Winston is reported to be very happy to be home.
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