I’ll be honest. The news throughout the Lehigh Valley the last week or so, with a few shooting deaths in both Bethlehem and Easton, as well as a suspicious death in Bethlehem Township that was probably the result of a heroin overdose, has been pretty somber.
I chose not to target those because, to be honest, there isn’t much funny about them. It’s something that’s reality, but, just not something that lends itself to a lot of injectable humor.
That being said, thanks to “Blackie” the puppy for giving us something to at least smile a bit about.
A puppy that sells for $3,500 and was stolen Monday night from an Elmwood Park, N.J., pet store was recovered this morning inPhillipsburg, town police and a store employee report.
“I will be transporting one kidnapped puppy back to the station,” a police officer radioed dispatch just after 8:30 this morning.
A man and a woman were taken into custody just before 8:30 in the 200 block of Mercer Street and a dog was removed from the home.
The seven-week-old English bulldog named Blackie was stolen from The Aquarium at Route 4, 143 Broadway in Elmwood Park in Bergen County, the New York affiliate of CBS reported Monday.
Phillipsburg police Capt. Robert Stettner said the people in a surveillance video from the store were “with a great deal of certainty” the same people taken into custody this morning. He said he doesn’t know that much about dogs, but they believe the dog picked up here is Blackie. SOURCE: The Express-Times
I never understood people who stole dogs to keep and raise. I can understand stealing a dog to sell to someone who doesn’t know it was stolen. But, if you stole a dog as a puppy and then raised it, when are you going to tell it that it was stolen? Once you break that news to the dog, it’s going to resent you and go on a search to find it’s true parents.
Happens every time.
Have a great weekend, stay safe.