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Shoplifting dog identified; family makes restitution ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | John Hollenhorst and Becky Bruce

Posted on 02/09/2009 2:43:46 PM PST by smokingfrog

Mystery solved, suspect in custody! We finally know who pulled off a canine caper that generated news stories, and laughter, around the globe. The "shoplifting dog" has finally come forward and faced up to the crime.

Returning to the scene of the crime in a Hummer, Akira took it easy this time, riding instead of walking. The 11-year-old Siberian Husky seemed eager for a return visit to the Smith's grocery store.

Just before Christmas, surveillance video captured a mysterious dog making a clean getaway with a stolen rawhide bone. The Stirling family suspected Akira was the bad guy and brought her back to face the music.

"There's no question. That looks exactly like the dog," store manager Roger Adamson said. That same verdict was unanimous from store employees.

Video at link.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Utah; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: akira; followup; husky
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To: Peace4EarthNow

That is adorable. He is one smart doggie.

21 posted on 02/09/2009 3:47:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: baltoga

Some time ago my Irish Setter showed up at the back door with a shopping bag full of tomatoes. Who knows where he got them but they sure were good.

22 posted on 02/09/2009 3:50:44 PM PST by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: smokingfrog

We used to have a dog named Fannie Mae Farkleberry that stole stuff from neighbors and brought it into our garage and dropped it at the back door. She stole dirty laundry from other neighbors’ garages, windshield wipers and lots of good stuff. Some neighbor finally loaded her up and hauled her off one day. It was sad, but she was a misunderstood thief. Her childhood made her go bad I suppose.

23 posted on 02/09/2009 3:54:33 PM PST by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT!!!)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

You don’t know Huskies.

24 posted on 02/09/2009 4:18:03 PM PST by tillacum (.)
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To: jesseam

That is funny!!!!

Have to teach my dogs to do that.

25 posted on 02/09/2009 4:24:31 PM PST by Shyla
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26 posted on 02/09/2009 6:07:23 PM PST by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Zeppo

Could be.. he is a clever hound even if larcenous.

27 posted on 02/09/2009 6:19:01 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: smokingfrog; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
When will this show up on CSI?

28 posted on 02/09/2009 6:30:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (This disaster brought to you by the failed Obama administration.)
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To: MplsSteve
And after they accomplish an escape that would leave Houdini applauding...they develop total deafness.

It always used to amaze me that a dog that could hear the refrigerator door open NEXT DOOR..could lose their hearing so fast. While chasing down the escapee, they would become completely impervious to the best “Come here, Sweetie” to a bellowed “Get over here now!”

They just look over their shoulders and smile (huskies do smile)...or maybe that was a smirk?

The husky/wolf mix that owned me was also a thief. A real j.d.

Good story.

29 posted on 02/09/2009 8:02:58 PM PST by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: tillacum; All

“You don’t know Huskies.”

No I don’t, but I am sure getting a lesson about them. : )

30 posted on 02/10/2009 6:06:39 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Peace4EarthNow
You can see on the film that the bag boy thought about stopping the dog, but thought better of it.

Don't blame him.

Friend of mine had a big yellow Lab named Goose. He was at a hunt test with Goose, and Goose missed the mark and started hunting around for the bird, got over near the bird boys. My friend hollered "DON'T LET HIM GET A DUCK!" but Goose nipped in behind the blind, grabbed a duck off the dryer, and ran back to the line. Friend yelled, "I told you not to let him get a duck!" Bird boy stuck his head out from behind the blind and yelled back, "He GROWLED at me!"

31 posted on 02/10/2009 6:34:27 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: smokingfrog

The family thinks it is cute that Akira is “a roamer” but this is a serious problem. She could easily be hit by a car or stolen if they allow this bolting behavior to continue. They need to train her or give her to a family who can handle the responsibilities of being a pet guardian.

32 posted on 02/10/2009 1:33:57 PM PST by KarlaG
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