Talk about a surprising twist.
In a bizarre incident in California, a man believed to be stealing a bicycle momentarily stopped to show affection to a golden retriever from the home he was targeting. Home security cameras captured the unusual scene.
“The individual was nearly out the door with the stolen item when he took a moment to interact with a dog that wandered into the garage,” shared the San Diego Police Department on their social media.
A man had trespassed into a garage in San Diego’s Pacific Beach area around 10:40 p.m. on July 15, with the intent of taking an upscale 2019 black Electra 3-speed bicycle. The bike, valued at approximately $1,300, isn’t ordinary. As described by the authorities, it boasts “8-ball” accents on its tire valves, an “8-ball” emblem on its body, and a rear wheel adorned with a checkerboard pattern in black and white.
However, before the man could exit with his loot, the homeowner’s dog sauntered into the garage, causing him to halt.
Setting the bike down, he devoted a moment to pamper the dog, caressing it and even expressing his admiration out loud, saying, “You’re amazing. Best dog I’ve ever met. Much love to you, buddy.”
He subsequently called out as if seeking the dog’s owner, remarking on the open garage, suggesting it was unwise.
Nonetheless, he proceeded with the theft.
The San Diego Police Department has provided a description of the individual: a Caucasian male last seen in a blue and white cap, gray top, blue shorts, and vibrant orange sports shoes, accompanied by a black and blue backpack.
Local authorities have appealed to residents for any leads or insights related to this incident, emphasizing the value of even seemingly insignificant details.