TAMPA - A stolen French bulldog has been found safe after it was stolen at gunpoint, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs' Office.
A citizen, Gregory Sakas, found the dog Saturday morning in his front yard on Brettonwood Drive in Tampa. He said he was making flyers about the found dog when he saw media coverage.
The robbery happened after midnight Saturday morning in Town N' Country, near the intersection of Pinehurst Drive and Waters Avenue.
Dog owner Derek McComber was walking his French bulldog "Bueller" toward Pinehurst Drive when a gray 90's model Honda Civic pulled up beside him on the road, according to a press release.
A man got out of the car and asked "What kind of dog is that?"
After McComber replied, the man said, "Well, I'm taking it. "
McComber then saw that the suspect was pointing a gun at him.
The suspect bent down, scooped up Bueller, and went back inside the car.
The suspect and his accomplice fled from the scene at a high speed.
The dog was found after the victim reached out to the media and created a Facebook page, Help Find Bueller.