This is a story that is equally weird and terrible.
In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, two women posing as Los Angeles Police Department officers dressed in uniform, went to the home of Cesar Aguila claiming to have received multiple complaints that the man was starving Fannie, his 2-year-old dog. They had a flyer to show him.
They claimed they needed to take the dog in to check for signs of abuse or neglect.
Aguila said, "They were dressed like sheriffs with insignias on their shirts. [They told me] that you no give [your dog] water, you no give the food, you hitting your dog, you leave it all day, all night outside."
Not true, Aguilar said that Fannie was like his child. When they threatened to arrest him if he didn't cooperate, he let them take his little white dog and he hasn’t heard back from anyone.
The suspects are around 35 years old, about 5 feet tall, weighing about 140 pounds. One is Hispanic and the other is white, according to the real police.
It is hard to believe that they would go to that much trouble just to steal one dog. What they have done is a felony. Hopefully they will be caught before breaking another heart.
Anyone with information about the suspects is urged to contact Rampart Division burglary detectives at (213) 484-3490. On weekends or after hours, contact the Rampart Area Watch Commander at (213) 484-3400.