Detroit (WXYZ) — Detroit police are looking for an emotional support dog that was inside a car stolen from outside a gas station on the west side of the city.
Her name is Missy and she’s just a puppy. Her owner, Deondrea Goodman, is devastated and desperate for Missy’s safe return. Her four-month-old puppy means everything to him.
At about 2:30 am on January 4th, Missy was in Goodman’s white 2006 Ford Five Hundred when she stopped at a gas station. She was stolen along with her car.
“It’s eating me alive. It literally eats me alive every day,” Goodman said.
Detroit Police Department Sergeant. Otha Craighead said two or three of his men got into the car and took off.
“It happens and[you]shouldn’t leave the car running. But there was an emotional support dog in his car,” Craighead said.
Goodman says he saw the suspect drive off.
Detroit police are now hoping someone can help identify a suspect caught on surveillance video.
Goodman says he did not meet the suspect before entering the store.
“If I had seen them standing over there wearing masks, of course I would have turned off and locked the car. “I didn’t have a service collar for her yet,” said Goodman.
Goodman says it’s incredibly painful not to be around Missy and not know if she’s safe. He said if anyone bought her from someone he would refund them. he just wants her girlfriend back.
“I’m more depressed now. I hate waking up, I really do. And this makes things worse,” he said.
Since she’s a puppy, the police think the people who stole the car may still have Missy.
“So if anyone knows anything about this and hears anything or sees anyone with a dog they’re not used to owning, please call the Detroit Police Department, specifically 313-596. Call Commercial Auto Theft at -2555.
“I know she’s out there somewhere. Please give me back the dog. That’s all I ask,” said Goodman.
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