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Woman steals veteran's service dog, public's help needed to find her

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a female suspect who stole a veteran’s service dog at Old Town.

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Woman steals veteran's service dog, public's help needed to find her

On Oct. 28, deputies responded to Old Town in response to the theft of the dog. The victim, a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran, said he has post-traumatic stress disorder and was at Old Town with his two Pomeranian service dogs.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, a woman began a conversation with him, while another female came behind him and unleashed one of the dogs. The victim said he never saw the second female and he had no idea what happened to the dog. The incident was captured on surveillance video and the suspect was filmed stealing the dog. The dog’s name is Kira, she is 21 years old and weighs 6 pounds. The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help to help identify the suspect and try to recover Kira to bring her home safely.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.