Pam Highsmith was devastated when her Maltipoo named Macy escaped her yard in Savannah, Georgia. As she was chasing her furry good friend, a automotive pulled over. Somebody acquired out of the automotive, grabbed Macy, and sped off. A number of neighbors additionally witnessed the tragic dog-napping.
For some time, Highsmith was devastated and didn’t know what to do. She couldn’t cease crying for the following 36 hours. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than somebody reached out saying they knew who had Macy. However the means of getting Macy again was rather more irritating than Highsmith might’ve ever anticipated.
Preventing for Her Canine’s Return
Somebody noticed the lacking canine posters a day after Macy went lacking and informed Highsmith that they knew who had her canine. They despatched her a quantity to name, however issues didn’t go as deliberate. Instantly, the girl on the cellphone needed to understand how a lot the reward cash was.
“The younger girl needed to understand how a lot the reward was and when my daughter-in-law informed her that it was $200, she stated, ‘Properly, that’s not sufficient to take her away from my 3-year-old,’ and he or she hung up,” Highsmith stated.
However Highsmith couldn’t let it finish there. She negotiated with the thief over textual content, however they saved altering their story and elevating the worth. Highsmith has screenshots of the texts to show the girl was exploiting her.
The lady modified her story later and claimed that somebody on Fb was prepared to pay her $650 for the canine. So, she wouldn’t settle for something decrease. Highsmith didn’t see any possibility aside from to purchase her canine again.
A Hefty Ransom Payment
Highsmith and her household met the scammer in a car parking zone to change cash for Macy. A police officer was going to satisfy them there, however that officer was dispatched for an emergency and wasn’t in a position to arrive till after the suspect left. Sadly, somebody anticipating plenty of cash for a misplaced canine is extra frequent than folks notice.
“Their full intention was to get cash, and one of many issues I wish to level out is when of us purchase canine off of Fb, they should be very leery,” Highsmith stated. “They should get some form of proof of possession as a result of a variety of these canine are stolen.”
Months later, the Savannah Police Division confirmed that they’ve a detective investigating the state of affairs. Hopefully, the investigation will finish in an arrest. It’s not truthful for somebody to anticipate a lot cash simply because they discovered somebody’s canine.
The police division means that canine mother and father on this state of affairs shouldn’t disclose the reward quantity till after they obtain their pet. They need to get as a lot details about the finder as potential and make contact with the police if the individual is demanding a sure amount of cash. Getting your pet microchipped is likely one of the finest methods to make sure that they return residence after a state of affairs like this.