In Hayward, California, a Bay Area man had agreed to sell a litter of golden retriever puppies to a potential buyer. When the two met, the potential buyer turned out to be a carjacker; pulled out a gun demanding the seller of the puppies to turn over his vehicle.
The carjacker drove away with the puppies in the Chevy Avalanche. The Hayward Police Department was quickly notified and officers tracked down the vehicle. Somehow the puppy theft overturned the vehicle and fled on foot. He was soon apprehended by authorities.
On the Hayward Police Department’s Facebook page, photos of the three puppies showed them to be safe although they “were a little shaken up, but were comforted by officers.”
The suspect has been charged with carjacking, felony evasion in a vehicle, animal endangerment, possession of narcotics and weapons charges. He is being held in the Santa Rita County Jail.
“We know the internet has made it convenient to sell items. If you ever feel uncomfortable about a transaction, ask to meet the other party at the Police Department.”