Striking footage of little girl stealing a dog of an expensive breed

Jaimie-lee Prince
Oct 15, 2018
09:55 A.M.

An 11-year-old girl was captured on surveillance video in Florida stealing a dog valued at $1, 500. The dognapping ended up with charges against the young girl.


In the clip uploaded to YouTube by Inside Edition, the girl is clearly seen walking down a street all alone with only her backpack on her.

Later on, she is seen walking back holding a leash. At the end of it was Reba, a brown Vizsla dog.

Follow us on Twitter for more @amomama_usa.

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Reba's owner is Danielle Kruid. She said that her dog was out in the front yard before she was kidnapped.

Kruid's house was well-fitted with security cameras. Her doorbell camera showed the 11-year-girl petting Reba.

Another one caught the young girl taking off Reba's shock collar and placing a leash on the dog.


Kruid told Inside Edition:

"She had treats, she was kind of feeding her and bending down and petting her. Reba then though, 'Oh, I'm going for a walk' and walked right off with her."

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Kruid uploaded the clip to Facebook in hopes of getting the public's help to identify the girl.

She described her family's distraught reaction

"My kids cried. My husband even cried."

Mark DiBacco, Kruid's neighbor, was the one who provided the video of the girl on the street.


DiBacco explained:

"They were in tears when they were over here and they saw the video of her walking the dog down the street."

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Police officers tracked down the pint-sized culprit. They spoke to her mother who confirmed that her daughter brought the dog home.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office charged and girl as a juvenile and said she was "placed under arrest for grand theft."

But Kruid is opposed to any serious charges against the youngster. She said that "never was it [her] intent to hurt the little girl."

The girl said she stoke the dog simply because she loves animals.

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Kruid also insisted that she doesn't "want to see her do jail time," but "she needs to know at 11 years old this is the consequence."

Thankfully, Reba was reunited with her loving family. But others have not received the same happy ending.

To help avoid the devastating event of a stolen pet, some steps can be taken.

The first is keeping your pet on a leash since off-leash animals are more often targeted by pet thieves.

Additionally, avoiding leaving your pet unattended whenever you're not at home. And keep the gate locked at all times.


Source: YouTube/ Inside Edition

Take note of strangers who seem overly interested in your pet. Don't overshare.

Finally, don't leave your pet in the car by itself. Aside from putting it at risk of getting overheated, you're also making it easier for pet thieves.

Keep in mind that not all pet thieves are pet lovers either. So not only would you lose part of your family, they could end up enduring heartbreaking mistreatment.

As was the case when a woman was filmed hitting and screaming at a dog as she sat on a train. The horrible treatment may be disturbing to some but shows the possibility of whose hands a pet could hand up in.

Another passenger named Roxy filmed the disturbing occurrence. It escalated into many persons telling off the woman for her appalling actions.

Source: YouTube/ Roxy Huang

The woman then acted defensively, arguing with the other passengers until she was expelled from the subway.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Dog Barks at Coffin during Funeral, Suspicious Son Opens It and Discovers It Empty – Story of the Day

October 12, 2023

Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Kind Elderly Woman’s Cat So She Ruins Their Holiday

September 06, 2023

Motel Owner Refuses to Let Freezing Girl in Unaware She’ll Deprive Him of Business – Story of the Day

October 11, 2023

Runaway Twins Search Dumpster for Food, Find Old Jacket with Perfume Bottle in Its Pocket – Story of the Day

July 17, 2023

Newborn Baby Cries All Day No Matter What Parents Do until They Check His Crib – Story of the Day

October 24, 2023

Son Locks Mom in Cellar & Goes on a Date, He Receives Call From Hospital Later – Story of the Day

October 18, 2023

Lady Adopts a Boy, Finds Two More Identical Kids in His Room Next Morning – Story of the Day

July 19, 2023

Landlord Rents House to Man, Soon Learns That 17 Kids Live There Illegally – Story of the Day

October 03, 2023

30+ Customers Who Experienced Instant Karma for Their Awful Behavior

October 23, 2023

Hilary Swank Sparked Strong Reactions after Giving Birth at 48 – Inside New Mom's Mountain Home

October 11, 2023

Little Boy Finds Abandoned Stroller with Newborn Baby in Park, Years Later They Meet Again – Story of the Day

October 26, 2023

‘He’s My New Son!’ Woman Comes Home from Son’s Funeral Holding Little Boy in Her Arms – Story of the Day

September 06, 2023

42 Times People Shared the Worst Gifts They've Ever Received

September 20, 2023

Wife Spots Husband Taking Wedding Ring off When He Leaves Home, Follows Him Once – Story of the Day

August 07, 2023