Carjacked and dogjacked, she gets one back
An Easton woman was reunited with her dog today, but not her car, after losing both to carjackers earlier this week.
Amy Gaffney, 46, says she rolled down her window to ask for directions from two young men in west Baltimore when one of them reached in and grabbed her Lhasa Apso-poodle mix, Jojo.
When she jumped out of her car to try and get her dog back, someone else jumped in and drove the car away. In only about a minute, both her dog and car had disappeared from sight.
Gaffney filed a police report and got a ride back to Easton, according to the Baltimore Sun.
At about 2 a.m. the next night, Melissa Garland found a dog wandering the street in west Baltimore. She coaxed the dog out from under a car and took him home. The next morning dropped the dog off at the Maryland SPCA.
Gaffney, meanwhile, had called the SPCA that morning to file a missing dog report. SPCA staff alerted her that her dog had been found, and she arrived to pick it up this morning.
“His tail was wagging like crazy and he was kissing me,” Gaffney says. “I was crying and so happy.”
After the story appeared in the Sun, several readers questioned what the Easton woman might have been up to in that section of the city — and some even went to the trouble of looking up her criminal record, which includes some drug charges.
As the Sun’s blog, “Unleashed” points out today, Gaffney admits to some run-ins with the law, but it’s still a heartwarming story.
Maybe something less than thorough — newspaper management these days prohibits reporters from that luxury — but still slightly heartwarming.
Posted by John Woestendiek August 20th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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