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Boston terrier stolen from car as owner stops to refuel on FM 1960 in spring en route to Christmas dinner

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Boston terrier stolen from car as owner stops to refuel on FM 1960 in spring en route to Christmas dinner

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SPRING, Texas (KTRK) – A Boston Terrier has been stolen from a car as its owner stops to refuel in the spring on his way to Christmas dinner.

“It was heartbreaking,” said Danny Thomason, the dog’s owner. “It was as if one of my children had just been kidnapped.”

Thomason was refueling his car at 535 FM 1960 in the spring. Thomason said he left his dog in the car as he entered the store to pay.

“I watched it while I waited at the checkout,” Thomason said. “I took a look and didn’t see him. Sometimes he goes into the floor when he’s gone on his own. I wasn’t gone for more than a minute or two, and I’m came back and he was gone. “

Thomason said he examined surveillance footage from the gas station, which confirmed his 5-year-old dog Yogi was stolen.

“I saw the dark Chevrolet truck driving past me, and the guy got out and put Yogi in his car and drove off,” Thomason said.

Thomason was heading to his daughter and his ex-wife’s house to celebrate the holiday. He said it took the Harris County Sheriff’s Office several hours to respond, so Thomason never ended up making it to dinner.

“It’s definitely not the Christmas I imagined,” Thomason said. “He was my friend.”

Thomason said that he and Yogi were inseparable and drove everywhere together. When he leaves Yogi in the car, Thomason leaves the window cracked to prevent him from getting heatstroke. This time he kept the door unlocked while he paid, so Thompson said he felt partially responsible.

Thomason offers a substantial reward for any information that leads to Yogi’s return. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Thomason remains hopeful and wishes for a Christmas miracle.

“We want him to come back. We are very close,” he said.

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