CLAREMONT, Calif. – When his dog was stolen on Sunday, Mike Heredia feared he would never see him again. Luckily it was not like that.
It was around noon when he took his three dogs to the Claremont Pooch Park on South College Avenue, a couple of blocks away from his house.
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He then heard a yelp and when he turned around, a man had grabbed Otis, his 15-year old Cocker Spaniel and threw him inside a car.
Mike Heredia realized what was going on and instinctively just jumped inside the car through the window, but the girl who was driving sped up and he ended being dragged down the street at least half a block.
He couldn’t do more but to watch the car drive away with Otis. Heredia was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for a dislocated shoulder and a road rash on his foot that almost went to the bone.
On Tuesday morning, around 5am, the police went to Heredia’s door to let him know Otis was safely found at the park. He was not harmed and he’s recovering at home. He was just very thirsty.
The dognappers haven’t been found but the police are still asking for any information. All they know about the car is it was a black Nissan Altima with paper license plates from Geneva Motor License. If you have any information contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411