Merriman Park neighbor Stuart Parker said it best when he told Fox4, “There’s a cold place in hell for people that steal dogs and do anything on Christmas Eve.”
But that’s exactly what happened. According to reports, Parker, with his wife, Bonnie, headed out on Christmas Eve to attend a neighborhood holiday party. They were gone only a few hours, but returned to find the door to their home had been kicked in. Thieves made off with a laptop, jewelry, presents from under the tree and, most upsetting of all, the couple’s 8-month-old Shih Tzu puppy, Zane.
“You can have the whole house.. if the dog hadn’t been taken—we’d be perfectly ok. We would call the insurance company and we would get past it,” Bonnie Parker told WFAA.
“I can get another laptop, that’s nothing,” Stuart added. “But don’t mess with my family…and he’s family.”
The furry black pup is all the couple hopes to recover from the loss, who have put up a $5,000 reward for the safe return of Zane.