'He went on a big adventure': Puppy stolen during armed carjacking returned to owner

NOW: ’He went on a big adventure’: Puppy stolen during armed carjacking returned to owner

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- "If only dogs could talk" -- that's the thought Milwaukee's Richard Hoover has after being reunited with his 10-month-old Havanese puppy Tuesday morning.

"I think he's going to take the biggest nap of his life," Hoover said. "He went on a big adventure."

Hoover's puppy, George, was stolen along with his vehicle when he was held at gunpoint outside an east side apartment complex Sunday night near the corner of North and Oakland. Milwaukee police were able to locate the car, but George was nowhere to be found.

According to Hoover, a good Samaritan was driving near the 2800 block of State St. early Tuesday morning when she noticed a small white dog wandering on the street.

"She saw the (social media) posts, so she called him by his name, George, and he like peaked up at her and walked towards her so she knew it was George," Hoover said. "Took care of him the rest of the night and called me as soon as she could."

Hoover and George were reunited Tuesday morning with George in great spirits. The young man is grateful to have his dog back and some of his faith in society restored.

"Super grateful to her," said Hoover, referencing the woman who helped return his puppy. "I believe that most people are good and she's definitely a great example of that."

As for George, he's happy to be back home playing fetch and even enjoyed a pup cup following his big adventure.

"Definitely going to give him a big bath, he's a little stinky," Hoover said. "Besides that, he's golden."

Milwaukee Police are still searching for suspects in the case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414)224-Tips or P3 Tips.

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