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Dogs Being Kidnapped For Fights In Mid-Wilshire Area
Flyers have gone up in the Mid-Wilshire/Carthay Circle area offering up information about two men who tried to kidnap a dog, presumably to use him as bait or for fights. In the course of the attempted theft, the dog tried to jump out of the car and died.
The flyer reads:
Keep a look out a week ago a large Mexican & Somalian jumping my boyfriend and tried to steal my dog. Blue jumped from the car but his leash was stuck in the door. He was dragged 1/2 a block before they opened the door. Sadly, two days ago Blue died of internal injuries. They found the truck a few blocks from our community. Detectives were certain they are targeting large breed dogs as "BAIT or FIGHT" dogs. Kennels were found in the back of the torched truck.
An email from a tipster let us know that there may have been more than one attempt. "There have been some brutal dog kidnappings lately with little to no LAPD response (2 cops even told a local that stealing a dog isn't a crime)," wrote our source.
No word on whether it's the same people, or how many other dogs have been taken.
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