Good Samaritans

Two weeks ago, as Mommy and Preston were leaving the dog park and walking towards their car, Mommy heard a bang. It wasn’t very loud but enough to catch Mommy’s attention. She looked up and saw someone breaking the window of a car parked right next to hers. Mommy was so naive. The first thing that came into her mind was a dog locked inside the car along with the car key in the 85F weather and his/her owner had to break open the window to rescue the dog. Then she saw the guy bending over into the car and coming out with a purse. She suddenly realized what was going on. Preston and Mommy just witnessed a break-in! After getting the purse, the guy jumped into his own car and sped away! But… Mommy got his license plate number!!
Mommy found the owner of the car and helped her report the incident to the police. The poor lady was devastated. She left everything, including her house keys, in the purse because she thought she was “just a few steps away in the dog park…”
Mommy couldn’t believe things like this could happen in a busy parking lot, in broad daylight and in front of her eyes! The whole incident took place in less than 10 seconds!

It turns out car break-ins happen frequently in the dog parks everywhere. Dog parks have become easy targets for the thieves because dog owners are more likely to leave their bags and valuables in the car while staying in the park. The lady in this incident even hid her purse under the seat and still became the victim. Mommy wants to remind everyone to never leave your valuables in the car when you visit dog parks even though you think it is just a short visit and you are close by. It only takes 10 seconds!
Hope the bad guy gets caught with the information Mommy and Preston provided…

7 Responses to Good Samaritans

  1. kourtney says:

    oh p you’re parents were so nice to help get the information so that lady can hopefully get her things back. my mommy always leaves the windows open with everything in the car at the park. now we’ll tell her not to do that anymore. thanks for the tip!

    oliver and jack

  2. How awful for that poor lady! She was just showing her pups a good time! Bless you and your mommy, Preston!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Courtney says:

    What an ass. I hate that people take advantage over others like this. I would have assumed the same thing if I had seen him breaking into the car too.

    I hope they catch him!

  4. Bruschi says:

    Oh you and your Mommy are so brave to help that lady and take down the thieves license plate number! I really hope they catch whoever did this! Sadly, nowhere is safe anymore and we can only learn from this. At least it was her purse and not one of her pooches being stolen!
    And Preston, that was so nice of you to keep the doggy friends company while their human took care of police business!!

  5. Damn! now thieves really dare to do anythings! this is so crazy! Preston, you and Mommy are so brave! Hope police caught that guys

  6. Lori clay says:

    That happened to me at a dog park in Eugene, Oregon! Except I thought I was being clever by hiding my purse under a big garbage bag. Little did I know the thieves were watching me the entire time!

  7. This happened to me a year ago at Bill Archer park. My credit cards were used @ 2 different Shell stations before the constable arrived. I now do a drive through the parking lot upon arriving & as leaving as I saw the guy on Shells video surveillance that had my belongings. If you ever see anyone suspicious (as in just sitting in car in parking lot) don’t hesitate to call pct constable phone number listed at park and report. They will send an officer out to check out. I’m curious as to how many break ins are reported @ the different dog parks each week as I constantly see broken window glass each time I go which is 1-2 times per week. Be safe everyone & don’t hesitate to report shady characters!!!