Not only did a Darien woman get her stolen dog back, but police arrested a 53-year-old man they accuse of stealing it, and video recordings from the Darien Railroad Station show the man with a brown dog under his arm on the day of the theft, police said. Darien police gave this account of the matter, including accusations not proven in court:
On Friday, June 12, a woman left her apartment downtown, but didn’t realize that the back door had been unlocked when she left at 2 p.m.
When she returned at 9 p.m., she found her little brown daschound was missing, although all the doors in the apartment were closed, and there was nothing to indicate the dog had broken out of the penned area where it was kept. The dog was microchipped, so if found, she could prove the dog was hers. She put up postings about the missing dog — and at that point, it appears, she got very lucky. Someone called her to tell her that she believed she had seen the dog at a restaurant in Bridgeport and had asked restaurant employees for the name of the woman who had the pet with her.