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French bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint reunited with owner

French Bulldog
Posted at 11:24 AM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 14:24:36-04

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a French bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint was reunited with its owner after a suspect was arrested following a police chase near Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times reports the suspect responded to an online advertisement listing the 10-month-old gray dog for sale. When the man met with the puppy’s owner in Culver City, he pulled a semiautomatic handgun from his waistband, grabbed the puppy and ran away.

Detectives followed the suspect for several days and made the arrest Saturday.

French bulldogs are a highly prized breed that can cost thousands of dollars.