Miracle as dog owner catches thief red-handed walking his stolen spaniel
A MAN could not believe his luck when he drove past his dog and the thief who stole him.
A dog has been reunited with his owner after he was stolen in Plymouth last Friday. Distraught owners Declan Leyland-Lacey and Jenny last saw their Spaniel, Harry, when Jenny walked him to Boots and tied him up outside. When Jenny returned moments later, three-year-old Harry was gone. In a stroke of luck, Declan was driving on Sunday night and spotted Harry being walked by a stranger near a park.
Declan said: “I was driving at night around the parks, probably looking a little suspicious myself when I saw what looked like Harry with a bloke by Devonport Park.
“I slowed down to a crawl, pulled the window down and called Harry and he looked at me, so I just stopped in the road and jumped out. The man let go.
“He kind of pretended he had found him. When I started to question his story he pegged it up the road.
“Then I just kind of stood shaking and holding the dog in the road, chances of that must be a 1,000 to one.