When New York State Troopers responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress, they never expected to partake in a high-speed chase and end up rescuing a dog thrown from a speeding vehicle, but that is just what happened on Feb. 8, 2014.
Four burglars arrived at a home in the Town of Deerpark and attempted to break in, but they soon discovered the homeowner was inside the house and on the phone with police.
The criminals, later identified as 19-year-old Trayquan Lee, 19-year-old Raheem V. McKinoon, 20-year-old John Shortt, and a 15-year-old male from Port Jervis, took off in a Chevy Impala, Soon after, New York State Troopers were on hot pursuit.
While on the high-speed chase, the criminals threw the puppy from the moving car. Fortunately troopers recovered the dog and the four burglars were later arrested.
State police discovered the dog had been stolen early that same morning from a different residence along a 55-in. TV.
The dog was reunited with his owners and the thieves were charged with burglary in the first degree, and criminal use of a firearm in the first degree.
Thank you New York State Troopers for saving this dog’s life.