Thief Fails to Open Cash Register, Stuffs Puppy In His Pants Instead

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Long Island police are on the hunt for a man who stole a puppy by stuffing it into his jeans. If that sounds suspiciously Onion-esque, just rewind the security tape footage, which very clearly features the following sequence of events: man attempts to open a cash register, man fails, man scrambles to save face, man places a puppy down the front of his pants instead, man walks out like he owns the joint.

This bizarre sequence of events began on June 23, when two men entered the Zoorama Pet Store in Elmont, NY, just east of New York City. One distracted the clerk with questions about potential pets, while the other headed right for the cash register, the New York Post reports. When that plan didn’t work out, he decided to think on his feet and grab a 10-week-old Pomeranian puppy and stash it in his jeans. It turned out to be a potentially profitable move for the robbers, as the young puppy is worth $1,000.

Store owner Harsha Perera, 54, said the female Pomeranian, who weighs less than two pounds, is fragile and requires special care. Perera is offering a $500 reward for her return.

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Michael Israel
Michael Israel

He never tried to open the register. I know that store and the register is no where near where he is standing. They do have great puppies there though.

Parker McArthur
Parker McArthur

This is why you should never buy a puppy from a pet store. First off: Ridiculous mark-up. Private breeders will sell perfectly fine, registered Poms for half that. Second: Theives will steal one and sell it for that ridiculous marked-up price on the black market. (Are there "fences" for stolen pooches? and I don't mean the kind you put around your yard.)

Rob Cypher
Rob Cypher

Did anyone notice that he made the sign of the cross before doing that? lol

Parker McArthur
Parker McArthur

 Well, ya know, all he has to do is go to confession afterward and he's fully absolved.

Woody Woodruff
Woody Woodruff

They better hope the puppy does not think what is in their pants is lunch !

Disquskurr
Disquskurr

Just wanted to point out, the person stealing was of Hispanic origin. Yeah that is a surprise.....

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

And Rajat, you are probably in this country illegally and working as  dishwasher in some restaurant.

Ignorant idiot!

Disquskurr
Disquskurr

No Luis, I am actually an American, and proud to be one.

Usually my demographic covers doctors,software engineers,vegetarians,veterans,veterinarians,teachers,professors,cab drivers,truck drivers,plumbers,convenience store owners,Nobel prize winners,research workers,spelling bee champions,tax cheats,CEO's(many of them are insider traders),job creators and small business owners......and I would like to add the dishwasher tag if you insist, but the Latinas have a overwhelming lead in the field of being illegals and great dishwashers. And champions in great Mug Photos.

Tu necesitas que ver la noticias hermano.Por favor !!

Q passa buena !!

Adios!!

f_galton
f_galton

He's probably already eaten it.

Wastelander3
Wastelander3

let's hope it's still teething. Some people really suck at life.

Yo Man
Yo Man

Special care? So there is something wrong with the puppy they were selling for $1000? 

Rainefleet
Rainefleet

Just that puppies for sale in shops probably come from large-scale mass breeding situations (ie. puppy mills) and are therefore sick, parasite ridden, genetically compromised and poorly socialized.