OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Surveillance video captured the moment an unidentified Florida woman stole a 21-year-old service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran on Sunday, authorities said.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office posted photos of suspect, who can be seen walking away with the 6-pound Pomeranian named Kira.
Deputies said the veteran was at an outdoor shopping mall with his two service dogs when a woman started an argument with him. During the altercation, another woman came up behind him and unleashed one of the animals.
The man, who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, said he never saw the second woman and didn’t know what happened to his dog. But surveillance video captured the incident, according to the sheriff’s office. source
Authorities are still searching for the suspect and service dog, which is 21 years old.
Anyone with possible information on the despicable theft should contact police at 911 immediately.