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Puppy is pushed out of car during attempted car theft

Puppy is pushed out of car during attempted car theft
Puppy is pushed out of car during attempted car theft

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake family is distraught after their puppy was pushed out of their car Sunday morning when someone tried to steal their vehicle.

The dog is still on the move and for the family it is a race against time given the heat.


Two days have passed and Nahki Davis is doing everything she can to find her five-month-old pit bull puppy, Harlem.

He fled the Wawa at the corner of South Military Highway and Yadkin Road after a thief pushed him out of his family’s car.

At around 1 a.m., Davis entered the store and left Harlem in her car with the air conditioning on. She took her keys with her as a precaution. When she went back outside, her car was driven to the other side of the parking lot.

“I learned through security cameras that the guy who tried to steal the car pushed the puppy out of the car before trying to get away with the car. He couldn’t get to the car because of security, but the puppy hasn’t been found since,” Davis told 10 On Your Side.

Harlem, Davis told us, ran into the woods.

“We called shelters and traveled on foot,” Davis said.

It was a race against the heat to find the puppy.

“It’s so hot and he has no water or food. We’ve put food out in the area,” Davis said. “We have boxes of our clothes and stuff out there, hoping that will lure him back. I’ve been out all night, I’ve been out every night trying to find him.”

Davis has even started putting up flyers. Harlem is a five-month-old brown and white pit bull puppy with a white stripe on his face, white chest, and white paws.

“He’s still wearing his harness,” Davis said. “It was a tactical vest with a gold leash with a black handle on it. I need my son. I need my son back.”

Davis told us the ordeal was especially stressful for her son, who is autistic and is attached to the puppy. If Harlem is spotted, you can contact Davis at 518-364-5765 or at [email protected]. You can also call Chesapeake Animal Services at 757-382-8080.

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