Man snatches $2,500 puppy from Minnesota pet storePublished 9:45am Tuesday, March 5, 2013
SHAKOPEE — A puppy-snatching in Shakopee was caught on video surveillance.
The pet store owner says a man carried the $2,500 male puppy like “a football” and fled with his getaway driver Monday.
Store owner Heather Latko said the store has video surveillance of the man with the 9-week-old longhair Chihuahua.
Latko said the dog also has a tracking microchip, and the store has a description of the vehicle that took the puppy away.
The video shows the man entering a puppy room and an employee bringing him the dog to hold. About a minute later, the man takes off with the puppy out of the Petland Shakopee’s front door.
Witnesses saw him get into a late-1990s, dark-blue Volkswagen Passat with an accomplice behind the wheel.