Cambridge Police are crediting a Channel 7 reporter for the safe return of Titus the Pointer - and the arrest of his alleged dognapper - today, after the guy decided to go walkies with the dog right past the parking lot where he'd allegedly taken him yesterday, and where the reporter was getting ready to do a report on the case.
This morning, Cambridge Police reported the dognapping of Titus, a 13-month-old white German short-haired pointer, out of a car in the parking lot at 620 Memorial Dr., by a man who then walked the dog across the BU Bridge into Boston.
No reporter worth their salt could pass up a man-steals-dog story like this, so WHDH's Juliana Mazza rushed to the scene for a standup. While there, police say, Kyle Gariepy, 29, wandered by, walking a dog that looked just like Titus.
Arriving officers arrested Gariepy and briefly took possession of Titus before returning the pet to his owner - in good condition, police say.
Gariepy now faces charges of larceny over $1,200 and breaking and entering a motor vehicle with intent to commit a felony, police say.
A better photo of Titus, via Cambridge Police: