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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A puppy stolen from a seven-year-old boy in Grand Rapids has been returned home.

We told you about Ghost, a four-month-old pit bull that was given to Raymond to use as a therapy dog for ADHD and anxiety.  While he was walking the puppy, three unknown teens stole Ghost right from Raymond's hands.

Shortly after we aired the story Tuesday night, Raymond's mom Sara says a viewer posted on Facebook that she had found a dog that looked similar to Ghost. The woman got in touch with Sarah and sent her a picture and she knew right away that it was her puppy.

Raymond is happy to have his dog back.


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  • SAM

    Im very happy the uupy was returned safe but what of the 3 people who stole it?
    Obviously the thieves din’t want the dog, they disgaudred it. So was the point to take the dog from the boy?
    Would that not be a “hate” crime? bullying a disabled child ?
    And how about a description of the dog thieves ? how can other people protect their dogs if they don’t know who to watch out for?

    • T

      It’s pretty simple. The dog made the press, and the thieves didn’t want the evidence or to sell it to someone who would lead it back to them. Luckily they let the puppy go instead of destroying it. It’s petty larceny, a misdemeanor, and I doubt they would do a night in jail. (assuming they didn’t find anything else of have priors)

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