January 13, 2009

Auto shop guard dog stolen

The owner of a radiator repair shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, says he has no idea how someone stole one of his two Rottweiler guard dogs.

Custom Radiator owner Corey Parent told the Winnipeg Sun someone cut a hole in his chain link fence early Friday and stole Ripper, a 2-year-old male dog, but left 2-year-old Duchess behind.

As part of the police investigation into the break-in, a 23-year old man was charged with numerous other offenses, and the stolen dog was returned to Parent.

I thought Ripper had got out and maybe the pound had him. I figured I'd get him back, because he has all his shots and tags. Then the cops showed up and told me the whole story and I laughed, said Parent. Who'd steal a guard dog?

The man charged allegedly began a crime spree in the area Dec. 27, when police say he took a truck out for a test drive and didn't return it. The truck was found and returned and police also found a marijuana farm in the man's home.

He remains in custody, the Sun said.