Chicago police say a 2-month-old puppy was stolen from the arms of its owner on the city’s CTA Orange Line just after midnight on Wednesday.
According to ABC 7 Chicago, the victim told police he was approached by two men, one of whom showed a knife, while riding the train near 35th and Archer overnight that night. The other man took the victim’s neon pink carrier with the pup inside and later exited the train at Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood.
The news station reports that flight attendant Christopher Abair said he was riding the Orange Line when he saw a man enter a car with the dog and try to sell it to passengers.
“I told the gentleman, ‘Can I please offer money for this dog?’ I offered him $100. I said, ‘Can I please have this dog? I will take this dog.’ He said, ‘No, this is a very special dog. This is a special breed of dog. I will only take $500 cash, now,’ ” Abair told ABC 7.
The man, Abair told ABC, treated the dog roughly and threw the carrier on the ground, and caused the puppy to cry out.
He said the man – whom he described as African-American and about 6 feet tall – had shoulder-length dreadlocks, a white T-shirt that said “DOC” on the back, blue jeans and black loafers.
ABC 7 said that investigators are studying surveillance video to learn more about the suspects.