DALLAS -- It's hard to go to Petland without wanting to take home a furry friend. But the cuteness overload doesn't always come cheap. Like one of their Siberian Huskies, the store says will cost you over $2,800.
“The reason why this puppy is so expensive is because he does have the perfect bloodline,” Petland Dallas Manager Matthew Graves explained.
Maybe that's why this high-priced pup had a starring role in a Husky Heist Saturday night. Petland's surveillance cam caught the dognappers in action.
“Soon as all the other employees were not looking, they just decided to take off running,” Graves said.
In the video, the bearded suspect slips out the store's entrance toting the 10-week old pup. Once he reaches the parking lot, he takes off running to a getaway car.
“We had a few customers who decided to chase him down. They followed his car and was able to get the license plate,” Graves said.
Turns out, a Petland employee recognized the suspected dognapper and helped cops sniff out clues leading to an arrest and a rescue.
After the rough ride, the husky is back in his dog house safe and sound and still available for sale for anybody willing to put up the cash.
Graves says that customers are “definitely able to come in and we can break up the payments. We have about five or six options, so there's definitely a way to get you home with this puppy if you really want it!”