Dognapper Snatches Pet Pooch from New York City Street


0  Updated at 11:24 am, December 25th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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ABC News(NEW YORK) — A dognapper snatched a pet pooch from a New York City street as a little girl and her family were finishing up their holiday shopping.

The Christmas Eve crime happened in daylight and was captured on surveillance video.  A man can be seen in the video approaching Marley, a King Charles Spaniel, who was waiting patiently for his owners outside a Manhattan shop.

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The man brazenly unhooked Marley’s leash, scooped the dog into his arms and walked away.

“Who would do this? It’s Christmas Eve! Tomorrow’s Christmas morning.” Mia Bendrat told WABC-TV on Monday.

The family is hoping for a Christmas miracle. Police have taken a copy of the surveillance video and the Bendrats have canvassed their Washington Heights neighborhood with flyers.

“He’s really fluffy and he’s so adorable that I can’t even trim my tree without him,” Bendrat said. “It’s like so hard to be without him.”

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