Two dognappers have been arrested by police after trying to steal a very expensive puppy. The women were arrested on Monday, July 5, after allegedly stealing a French bulldog puppy worth $10,000 from a Texas pet store.
According to ABC News, the incident occurred around 12:25 p.m. at Petland Woodlands in Shenandoah, about 30 miles north of Houston.
Petland Woodlands manager, Andrew Jones (Pictured above with the dog) told police how the women came into the store and asked to see the puppy. As soon as the dog, Mario, was brought out, the women grabbed the pup, fled the store, and sped off in a silver Chevy HHR car with no license plates.
The women were shortly arrested after they stopped over to put back their license plates. The Little dog known as Mario was returned to the store unharmed. Both women have now been charged to court.
“This happens more often than we would like to say,” Jones, the store’s manager, told KTRK.
“French bulldogs are very highly sought after and, as a result, it is what people are attempting to steal.”
This is not the first time in recent memory that French bulldogs have been kidnapped.
In February this year, robbers shot a dog walker working for Lady Gaga and took two of the singer’s French bulldogs in Los Angeles.
Ryan Fischer, the dog walker, has since recovered.
Five people, including the woman who returned the dogs to the LAPD, face a number of charges, including attempted murder and dog robbery.