Bubba, an award-winning bulldog, was stolen last week on December 15th in Santa Ana, Orange County. The owners are offering a $2,000 reward for anyone who can return their prized possession.
California Penal Code Section 487e states: "Every person who feloniously steals, takes, or carries away a dog of another which is of a value exceeding four hundred dollars ($400) is guilty of grand theft." Bubba recently won second place in the Eukanuba dog show in Long Beach; he has been micro chipped and is worth more than $10,000. "I bring him out every day to work because he is kind of like my little kid," the owner said. "He's not only a show dog, but he's like my little baby." Grand theft is punishable under Penal Code Section 489 by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison.
In Bubba's case, an employee accidentally left a door open and the bulldog wandered out of the building. Witnesses told the owner that two men about 20 years old cut across three lanes of traffic in their car to lure the dog inside. The Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo represent individuals accused of all crimes to include grand theft, Penal Code Section 487(a).
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