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Shoplifting dog identified; family makes restitution
ksl.com ^ | 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ksl.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Utah; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: akira; followup; husky
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1 posted on 02/09/2009 2:43:47 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Thanks for the post. Great ending to a hilarious dog theft.


2 posted on 02/09/2009 2:48:57 PM PST by baltoga
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To: smokingfrog

No, no, no! Bad girl! Bad, bad puppy! Get in your bed, and don’t let me see your face until you have thought about what you have done! Bad girl!


3 posted on 02/09/2009 2:49:48 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: smokingfrog

That is SO cute! Our Golden stole a dried pig’s ear at the feed store last week, but he was driven there in our car. That Akira would walk 12 miles is a hoot.


4 posted on 02/09/2009 2:49:54 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: smokingfrog

You know what I loved most about the surveillance tape?

No one seems to care (or notice) that the dog is even in the store walking strolling around with a bone in its mouth!


5 posted on 02/09/2009 2:50:06 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: smokingfrog

Thanks for that! I needed a laugh today.


6 posted on 02/09/2009 2:50:22 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: smokingfrog

Great story, great dog, except for the fact the owners of the dog seem to allow it to run off which there is no excuse for.


7 posted on 02/09/2009 2:54:38 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: smokingfrog

Awwwww. Nice story.


8 posted on 02/09/2009 2:56:47 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: dragnet2

That’s too.

You have to be careful with Siberian Huskies.

They not only love to run but are great escape artists too.

It’s not because they hate who they’re living with. It’s just the simple fact that they’re thinking “Hey, I can get out of here for well...hmmm...BECAUSE I want to! I am a dog!”


9 posted on 02/09/2009 3:00:53 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: smokingfrog

Sorry for being skeptical, but a pet who is well fed or starving is not going to walk 12 miles to enter some store and steal food. Something stinks.

A dog that lives next door or very close, yes. But a dog that lives 12 miles away? No.


10 posted on 02/09/2009 3:05:15 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
What else was the Huskie going to do with its day? Return home to get a shock just to get back past the “barrier” and sit around all day NOT chewing a bone.
11 posted on 02/09/2009 3:07:29 PM PST by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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LOL!!!

I understand.


12 posted on 02/09/2009 3:10:19 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I used to own a hound dog. 12 miles in a day is NOT out of the bounds of what a dog would consider a reasonable jaunt.

Dogs also have a good sense of time. Dog probably knew when its humans were coming home, and always came home before them.

I had a neighbor who had that problem. People told him “Your dog is getting out” and he told them “it isn’t my dog” until finally we said “Yes, he yelps when the shock collar goes off, then runs around the neighborhood all day, then yelps when he gets back in his yard shortly before you get home”.


13 posted on 02/09/2009 3:15:10 PM PST by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: MplsSteve
They not only love to run but are great escape artists too.

Yeah, that's why it's up to the human owners to see to it their area is secure, for the dogs protection.

14 posted on 02/09/2009 3:20:36 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: smokingfrog

Well he could be Secretary of the Treasury with those credentials!


15 posted on 02/09/2009 3:24:29 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: smokingfrog
This dog has a definate agenda... hey, where you goin'? :-)


16 posted on 02/09/2009 3:28:40 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: smokingfrog; Joe 6-pack; AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; ...

Doggie ping!!


17 posted on 02/09/2009 3:29:00 PM PST by Peace4EarthNow (Come to know Jesus as your Savior, so YOU TOO can be saved!! - http://www.allaboutgod.com)
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To: smokingfrog

Wonder how the pooch discovered the grocery the first time around?


19 posted on 02/09/2009 3:34:10 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Wonder how the pooch discovered the grocery the first time around?

Probably by using Google Maps...

20 posted on 02/09/2009 3:37:27 PM PST by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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