TV reporter recognizes stolen dog and saves it from suspected thief on air – fr

TV reporter recognizes stolen dog and saves it from suspected thief on air – fr

The case of a suspected stolen dog in Boston came to an unlikely conclusion over the weekend after a TV reporter covering the story spotted and rescued the missing animal live.
Juliana Mazza of 7News had reported on television about the alleged robbery of a 13-month-old German robber named Titus when she saw something strange out of the corner of her eye.

Speaking from the Cambridge, Massachusetts parking lot where the alleged crime took place, Mazza recognized a dog walking in the parking lot as Titus, Inside Edition reported.

She called the dog walker and engaged him in a conversation as the camera continued to roll.

“The first thing I did was ask if I could pet the dog because I wanted to get the badge so I could confirm that the name matched the name of the missing dog,” the anchor explained.

Mazza spoke to the man suspected of taking the dog on camera, asking him why he hadn’t thought of calling the number on his tag.

The reporter calls the police and the man remains in the parking lot, dog in hand, before the police quickly arrive and arrest him.

The suspect has been identified as Kyle Gariepy, 29, and according to Insider Edition he has since been charged with theft and break-in of a motor vehicle.

The man insisted the incident was a misunderstanding that day, 7News reported, saying “he thought it was meant to be a dog I was promising.”

“I’m really sorry that happened,” Gariepy said outside the courtroom after facing a judge on Monday, the outlet reported.

He added: “The dog was treated very well and I’m sorry it ended this way. I am. And I feel really bad.

Speaking about this strange incident, Mazza said, “Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would be the one to find the dog.”

Titus reunited with his owner, Greg Siesczkiewicz, who became emotional as he discussed the return of his four-legged friend.

“I am delighted that Titus is coming back, I think he is happy to see me again,” he said.


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