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Woman caught on camera stealing family dog

Posted at 11:49 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 23:49:42-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR/CNN) - The video breaks Kerri and Justin Tyler’s hearts - a woman drives up to their yard, picks up their small dog, Fiona, puts her in the car and drives off.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Kerri Tyler said. “I thought, that lady just took my dog.”

“That’s our child,” Justin said. “I mean, she’s...we’re desperate to get her back.”

The Tylers recently got Fiona, a silk wire-haired dachshund, to help with their older dog, who is blind and deaf.

“Fiona takes her by the ear and leads her around the property,” Kerri Tyler said.

On Saturday, Fiona was stolen from the driveway while the couple was out back washing their porch. It’s all on camera, Justin Tyler said.

“She gets out and she gets down like she’s trying to be nice to the dog because there was a car passing her,” he said of the woman who took Fiona. “And as soon as that truck passed her, she put her hand on her like that - mashed her into the ground - scooped her up, jumped up, handed her to the person in the car, closed the door, and off they were gone.”

The Tylers have filed a police report, but they are left fearing the worst.

“I think that I’m concerned more that the dog will get used in a puppy farm,” Justin Tyler said. “It’s almost like dog slavery.”

“That’s horrible. Have you seen those places? It’s terrible,” Kerri said, in tears.

The couple is so desperate to get Fiona back that they’ve put a sign on their driveway in the spot they say the dog was taken. They said they have a message for the person they say took her.

“I would say, ‘Please bring my dog home. She’s my dog,’” Kerri Tyler said. “'She knows she’s my dog. I’m her mom.'”

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