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Pit bull puppy pinched in Woodbridge

A pit bull puppy named Charlie intended as a high school graduation gift was reported stolen from an unlocked truck outside a convenience store in Woodbridge, Prince William Police said Tuesday.

The alleged taking of the dog -- which counts as a possible grand larceny -- occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 14500 block of Jefferson Davis Highway when, according to police spokeswoman Erika Hernandez, the truck owner made a quick stop at the store and left the dog inside his open vehicle.

A police report said three men who appeared to be between 18 and 25 drove into the store lot in a red sedan and looked inside the truck before one opened the driver's side door and removed Charlie, Hernandez said.

The puppy is a gray pit bull with a white nose purchased as a high school graduation gift for the daughter of the truck's driver, according to police.

-- Mary Pat Flahertyl

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 13, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William  
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Thanks WaPo, for keeping us informed with the hard news!

Posted by: CubsFan | April 13, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

What type of lowlife steals a puppy? Is it just me, or are there more robberies lately (all across the region) of people's pets? A little boy in MD was walking his little Yorkie, and some low life female actually took his dog from him. People stink. This may not seem important to many people, but to me, it just shows a severe lack of human decency to steal a pet.

Posted by: Libramom | April 13, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

What insane parent would buy a pit bull for a high-school graduation gift?

Trashy, uneducated parents, who would buy a pit bull in the first place. Losers.

Posted by: kenk3 | April 13, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Cubsfan: that does matter to me, it being on the LOCAL news page. Makes me keep a closer eye on my pup, since there are apparently scum bags out there.

And Ken, clearly you've never met a pit, and are just operating on oft-repeated, rarely-thought about stereotypes. The vast majority of pit bulls are absolute sweethearts, and they would make a phenomenal pet for a freshly graduating female (as the story says), since they are protective and wonderful guard dogs.

There's no such thing as a bad breed - just bad owners.

Posted by: Spamcatcher | April 13, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

What kind of idiot would assume that a pit bull puppy would necessarily make a bad dog to have?

Ignorant idiots who never let their ignorance prevent them from pontificating to others. Losers.

Posted by: christopher_a_metzler | April 13, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Why is this in the newspaper and what dummy of a parent would buy their child a pit bull.

Posted by: loved1 | April 13, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

To loved1 and CubFan: this is news to those of us who care about animals. Do you actually write in and comment on every news article that you feel isn't newsworthy? If so, then get a life!

Posted by: dupont94 | April 13, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

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