Story at a glance:
- Juliana Mazza was reporting about the incident and spotted the suspect.
- She confirmed the dog was Titus by looking at the collar.
- The suspect’s name is Kyle Gariepy and he got arrested.
While a news anchor in Boston was reporting on a dog that was stolen from his owner inside of a parked car, last week, the reporter spotted the identical dog and the suspect.
Juliana Mazza of 7NEWS, an independent television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, solved the case of the missing dog, Insider Edition reported.
The dog, Titus, a 13-month-old German shorthaired pointer, was being walked by the alleged dognapper as Mazza and her crew were standing in the parking lot where the alleged crime took place.
She decided to confront the masked suspect by pretending to be none the wiser, and then she checked the dog’s collar to confirm her suspicion, then she asked the dognapper a series of tough questions on camera to put him in hot water.
Her questions managed to back the suspect in a corner and gave Mazzo enough time to notify the authorities.
The suspect's name is Kyle Gariepy, whose profile on LinkedIn says his latest job is a researcher and developer for a company called Ginseng Up. According to Insider Edition the alleged dognapper is wearing the same clothes shown in the security footage.
“He said he was supposed to be walking a dog and he somehow grabbed the wrong,” Mazzo told Insider Edition. “Twenty-four hours have gone by and he never once tried to call the police or try to call the dog’s owner, whose number is on the back of the dog tag.”
Titus was also returned to his rightful owner, Greg Siesczkiewicz.
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