Thief stuffs Pomeranian puppy down pants

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32 Responses to “Thief stuffs Pomeranian puppy down pants”

  1. RKTR ♫soundcloud.com/rktr says:

    Karma would be sparky biting him right in the nuts.

    • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

      Do you recall the (approving) myth of the Spartan youth who stole a fox and, when caught, was Just So Hard that he continued to conceal it under his clothing to avoid detection, even as the fox clawed out his bowels and killed him?

      Same principle, really.

  2. Fogbert says:

    That video needs to be about 5:25 shorter.

  3. Does he make the sign of the cross right before he puts the booty in his booty ?!?

    • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

      Always best to give Yahweh (of ‘thou shalt not steal’ fame) a shout-out for luck before trying the big heist…

  4. Dan Hibiki says:

    dog’s got papers, dude

  5. joanne casey says:

    Shame on them for selling little animals from cramped cages…hope someone frees them all! there are enough animals looking for homes in rescue centres as it is.

    • kP says:

      So why aren’t you out liberating the critters right now instead of typing crap on BoingBoing?

    • Alex Kim says:

       Frankly, $1,400 is a ripoff for a dog from a disreputable breeder. And *only* disreputable breeders would ever sell their puppies to a pet store. I bet that dog wasn’t bred with any health/temprament/breed conformity concerns in mind. Sickening, when you think of all the dogs in shelters that deserve homes too.

  6. dogmaticman says:

    those two are in it together right?  looks like he calls him while he’s in the store distracting the owner- and tells him theres no cash.  then they’re just like screw it we’ll steal a dog- and blam last 10 sec. 

    owner’s got like 5 security cams in that joint—i would hope they get these guys.

  7. 10xor01 says:

    Looks like there were probably two thieves.

  8. kP says:

    This is a two-person job:

    Primary: Tan Shirt / Blue Pants / Puppy napper /  Handheld phone
    Lookout: White Shirt / Grey Pants / Paper Cup / Bluetooth headset

    Primary exits grey two-door sedan, most likely driven by Lookout, who parks and enters store separately.   While Lookout occupies storekeeper, Primary explores non-customer area and waits for all-clear (phone call) from Lookout.

    It shouldn’t be too hard to pinpoint a phone call made between two people in that store at the time of the theft.

  9. orangedesperado says:

    My friend’s neighbor (incorrigible alcoholic crackhead) stole a kitten from the local humane society this way. He loved the kitten until he was arrested and jailed for bike thefts — the kitten was outside and disappeared. So he got another kitten…

    Pet stores purchase animals(ie their inventory) from puppy and kitten mills. The mills are really, really horrible enterprises. Anyone who thinks that they are getting a healthy animal because they paid $1,400.00 (with “papers” ) from a pet store should follow the trail back to the mother dog — overbred, probably inbred, probably living in terrible conditions.

    The stolen dog probably doesn’t have a great fate (stolen as a gift for a girlfriend ? Stolen to sell on Craigslist, etc.?). The sale of animals is really problematic.

  10. SamSam says:

    Um, anyone who is reading the comments before watching it — skip ahead to the five minute mark.

    I mean, seriously. I try not to reinforce the notion that we live in an ADD world, but five minutes of people walking around a store and talking with each other without sound is a bit much….

    • cubby96 says:

      I clicked through to the comments to post the same thing.  Start at 5:00, the rest is boring.

    • Tribune says:

      hey, at about 30 sec it looks like the cat is onto him. but yeah, skip ahead unless for some reason you are trying to identify them.

  11. ackpht says:

    Is that a Pomeranian in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? 

  12. LaylaSV says:

    The warm puppy in the pants seems entirely gratuitous. It’s not like the thief’s face, and the theft itself,  didn’t register on half a dozen cameras.  I would have opted for a nice shopping bag. Were I to be a mean ‘ol puppy snatcher, that is.

    (sidebar: the ethics of pet stores and puppy mills being what they are, he and his friend would do better ripping the pups off from the mills directly. That way they can draw attention to a problem, stack more paper and become 4chan heroes all in one go. Silly villains.)

  13. TooGoodToCheck says:

    this is reminding me so much of a story/myth.  It’s driving me crazy that I can’t remember the details.  Something about a kid who steals an animal by stuffing it in his shirt, and then he gets caught or something, but rather than confess his crime, he keeps the animal hidden, so then it basically eats through his guts and he dies. . .

    man it is weird to remember fragmentary stories from one’s youth

  14. Before I feel bad for the store owner – do we know that this dog did not come from a puppy mill?

  15. That’s a dog gone shame!

  16. robdobbs says:

    I notice he didn’t steal the cat. Smart boy.

  17. Felton / Moderator says:

    What, no one’s made a “dog’s bollocks” joke yet?

  18. katkins says:

    From the posting today on Pompeian Graffiti:  “A copper pot went missing from my shop.  Anyone who returns it to me will be given 65 bronze coins (sestertii).  20 more will be given for information leading to the capture of the thief.”

  19. nunya says:

    I really hope that puppy had diarrhea.

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