Baby Chihuahua Stolen from Mall Pet Store; Suspect Caught on Video

Joliet police were notified of the theft of the 1.5-pound female dog from the Furry Babies store, employee says.

A 1.5-pound female chihuahua was stolen from the Furry Babies store in the Louis Joliet Mall. Video captured an image of the man taking the dog at about 8 p.m. Friday night.

Here is what an employee posted on the Joliet Patch Facebook page:

I work for furry babies in the Louis joliet mall. We have a man on camera stealing one of our babies. She is a 2 month old blue chihuahua. He weighs about 1.5 lbs. this was around 8 pm last night. It has been reported to joliet police.

Here is a links to a story broadcast on WLS-TV (Channel 7) Saturday night on the theft:


GlockG22Shoots40s February 04, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Likely, the dog does have a chip in it. This guy, or whoever he sells it to, is busted when they take the dog to the vet.
JC February 04, 2013 at 01:52 PM
I am glad he took the puppy! People shouldn't be buying dogs there anyway...they should be rescuing them from pounds and shelters. That store should be closed. No animal should be bought like a material thing. All those dogs are from puppy mills. It's not the dogs fault...but we have to stop supporting this kind of sale!
Leslie February 04, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Let's hope he's not abusing the puppy. We can't rejoice the theft of this puppy because we don't know what it's fate is. Yes, those puppies come from evil puppy mills and anyone on this thread that denies it should do some reading up on this. I have helped rescues with breeder dog realeases and even the small time breeders neglect the mama and daddy dogs. Very sad and these breeders whether they be big or small operations are staying in business because of the idiots that buy puppies from stores.
Leslie February 04, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Thank you lala. We should use every opportunity to expose these cruel puppy mills and puppy stores.
Linda Carson February 05, 2013 at 07:12 AM
Hey- I wasn't stealing the dog. I, er, was taking him to Taco Bell for a Chalupa !


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