Parkchester woman offers reward for stolen puppy

A Parkchester woman says a man was caught on surveillance video stealing her puppy. Stephanie Felicies Thornton says she tied her dog, named Arthello, to

Stephanie Felicies Thornton says she tied her dog, named Arthello, to a light pole outside a deli at Hugh J. Grant Circle around 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve. When she exited the deli, her blue nose pit bull was gone.

Stephanie Felicies Thornton says she tied her dog, named Arthello, to a light pole outside a deli at Hugh J. Grant Circle around 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve. When she exited the deli, her blue nose pit bull was gone. (12/30/16)

THE BRONX - A Parkchester woman says a man was caught on surveillance video stealing her puppy.

Stephanie Felicies Thornton says she tied her dog, named Arthello, to a light pole outside a deli at Hugh J. Grant Circle around 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve. When she exited the deli, her blue nose pit bull was gone.

Thornton says two people approached her and said they saw a man dragging the dog down Virginia Avenue. A surveillance video from nearby appears to show a man walking her 6-month-old dog.

"How could somebody do something like this?" she says. "He is a living breathing thing, how could somebody do something so malicious?"

Thornton says Arthello is all white with blue-green eyes, floppy ears and a black spot near his tail. The canine also has some pink coloring on his nose. She is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who returns her dog.

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