Wednesday, May 29, 2013
GRAND THEFT PEANUT ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
Shock waves rippled across 7th and Montana this morning as word spread that Peanut, the beloved terrier-rodent mix who wanders from table-to-table at Our Favorite Starbucks, was dog-napped. Evidently, a little old lady from Hungary, known for pushing a cart around the neighborhood, grabbed the happy-go-lucky pooch and fled the scene when she thought no one was looking. She removed Peanut's identification tag and collar, threw them in the trash and hid Peanut along with six other "missing" dogs in a secret, dung-infested lair behind 10th Street. Fortunately, Peanut's owner, Gary, saved the day with some brilliant detective work. He tracked the woman down and was able to get Peanut back, unharmed. Rumor has it the woman -- a local Cruella de Vil -- routinely steals dogs in the hopes of getting a reward. She allegedly waits for the owners to post a sign offering a reward, then calls to collect it. I hope she gets worms ...!