Tricia O'Kelley's Dognapped Yorkie Returned Following Ransom Caper
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A mini yorkie allegedly dognapped from an actress' Los Feliz residence was found safe over the weekend.
Tricia O'Kelley of The New Adventures of Old Christine fame tweeted that her beloved Walter, a deaf Yorkie, "HAS BEEN FOUND!!!" This after he was allegedly held for ransom:
O'Kelley reached out to the Weekly and other news outlets to get her story out there. We, along with others, retweeted her plea, including a photo of the 11-year-old pooch.
She said Walter was taken on May 16 and that she was subsequently contacted via phone (the number is listed on his dog tag) by a bad guy who demanded $1,000 for the little guy.
She told CBS Los Angeles:
I totally knew the second I heard the guy's voice that he was not a good guy.
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The deal was this: She was to post $1,000 reward fliers for the canine at select locations and then show up at a Hollywood gas station to drop off the cash.
But O'Kelley called cops, and the undercover who apparently when to the station was spotted, spooking the bad guy(s) and culminating with Walter showing up behind her home, where passersby spotted him and turned him over.
She tweeted this on Saturday:
Thanks to all of you for all your help!Walter is safe & happy and I'm so grateful to you for getting the word out. twitter.com/TriciaOKelley/...
— Tricia O'Kelley (@TriciaOKelley) May 19, 2013
We called the LAPD for its side of the story but haven't heard back.
Here's Walter, by the way, playing a role in a video short:
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