How puppy snatched from Mesquite yard got home and what dog cost the man who returned it

How puppy snatched from Mesquite yard got home and what dog cost the man who returned it

Police: Man leans over fence, steals puppy, captured on surveillance video

Police said a mastiff puppy two men took from a Mesquite yard has been returned to its owner — after the person who purchased it realized it was stolen.

The theft happened Saturday afternoon and was captured on surveillance video, which has been viewed online hundreds of thousands of times. 

Officials said Wednesday night that the investigation into the theft suspects was ongoing. But Chipper, a 10-week-old French mastiff puppy, is home, the dogs owner wrote on Facebook. 

Bryan Vazquez told KXAS-TV (NBC5) that he paid $300 for the puppy and had no idea it was the subject of a police search until his wife saw the video online.

“It feels good to have returned the dog and to have everything for the dog to be back where it belongs,” Vazquez said, according to NBC5.

Police said the dog was stolen around 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the 5100 block of Milam Road, near Lawson Road and Interstate 20.

Here is the video of the theft of my puppy. He is a 10 week old, red, dogue de bordeaux named Chipper.

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