A veteran and his wife are distraught after someone entered their fenced yard and stole their German shepherd puppy, “TJ.” According to Thursday’s ABC 7 News, surveillance video captured the brazen theft which took place early Tuesday morning in East Los Angeles, California.
TJ, an eight-month-old German shepherd, belongs to Francisco Torres and his wife Angela. The couple is distraught that TJ is missing and that someone was bold enough to open the lock of their fence gate and walk away with their dog.
The couple has stated that a neighbor thinks that the person in the surveillance video is one of her friends…however, the woman refuses to disclose the suspect’s name. The police have been notified and the area is plastered with fliers…the Torres family hopes that someone will find their pup and return her back home.
Oddly enough, KTLA News has reported that the authorities believe that no crime has been committed since the dog was not “forcibly removed.” Torres commented on the bizarre stance of the authorities, “Somebody opens the gate and lures my dog out. To find out that it’s not a crime — come on.”
TJ weighs approximately 80 pounds, is microchipped and her left ear is not fully upright.
(Photos screenshots via KTLA and ABC 7 News)