Guys, I have to say this is a sucker. It’s either something torn out of those viral videos by “stupid criminals” or the strangest “bug” you’ve ever heard. Let me explain: It all started when a dog was stolen from a parked car.
At around 12:30 p.m. on a Friday, Boston police officers responded to the report that someone broke into a car and grabbed a 13-month-old German shorthaired pointer named Titus. The surveillance video later showed a man walking the dog across Boston University Bridge.
A news crew in the right place at the right time
Later, when Titus was still at large, a 7NEWS crew filmed on location. At that moment they saw Titus walking past with the same man. Of course, they stopped him and asked why he had Titus and filmed their interaction in a fascinating segment.
The news segment begins with an open and honestly amusing explanation from the field reporter:
“That’s me and I urge my photographer John to start rolling when I realized we’d seen the dog reported stolen in Cambridge and the man in a surveillance video who was accused of taking him.”
The suspect, later identified as Boston-based Kyle Gariepy, 29, offered this bizarre explanation:
“He just barked in the car and I walked past the car thinking it should be a dog that I let the dog run around. It wasn’t a kidnapping, it was just a simple mistake. “
Even if it was believed Titus was accidentally taken, police said 24 hours had passed since the dog disappeared. Gariepy hadn’t contacted the number on Titus’ tag. Well, he said he tried and it didn’t work, but there is no evidence for it.
After the interview, the news crew called the police. Gariepy was arrested and charged with theft of more than $ 1,200. He broke in and got into a vehicle to commit a crime.
Titus returns home
When the police arrived on site, Titus’ father Greg Siesczkiewicz and the two were happily reunited. Siesczkiewicz thanked the news crew and praised their keen eye:
“I’m just glad the person came back and I’m just glad you were there.”
He also noted that he is grateful that the crew reported on the event in the first place. Otherwise, Titus may not have been noticed at all.
“If anyone ever sees this who questions the value of media, social media and broadcast media, this proves it.”
I still don’t know what to do with the strange situation, but I’m glad Titus is back, who he belongs to.
H / T: Fox News
Selected image: @ CambridgePolice / Twitter