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Police investigating dog-napping in Highland neighborhood

Published: Sep. 23, 2014 at 9:11 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2014 at 12:15 AM CDT
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Wesson was dropped off at the Caddo Animal Shelter a few days after her disappearance, with...
Wesson was dropped off at the Caddo Animal Shelter a few days after her disappearance, with serious injuries.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Highland neighborhood dog owner is hoping surveillance video will help expose the person who snatched her beloved Pomeranian off the street last week, and help her find out how the pup turned up a few days later with serious injuries.

Lindsey Combest says she didn't see the abduction herself, but a witness tells her that someone in a white 4-door truck pulling lawn care equipment picked her dog Wesson up near the corner of College St. and Centenary St. "It happened in about 15 seconds."

Combest says she has reason to believe the dog-napping was captured on surveillance cameras at a nearby business.

Police say they are working to get that video.

Wesson turned up a few days later at the Caddo Animal Shelter with serious injuries, but only after Combest put out the word on Facebook describing the suspect's truck.

“I decided that I should let the public know that I know what the vehicle looks like. About a few hours after that, he was brought to Caddo Animal Shelter injured,” said Combest.

The dog required staples on his right back leg. Combest believes before he was dropped off, her little Wesson was attacked by a much larger dog.

“I don't know how he didn't bleed to death before he got there. We haven't talked to these people yet,” said Combest.

In addition to surveillance video, police are also working to track down and talk to the person who dropped Wesson off at the shelter.

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