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Watch: paramedics perform CPR, turn around, and are utterly confused

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There IS good in this world, we promise. But in this story, we discover just how low a human being can go. The events took place in Longmont, Colorado. Robert Corbey, a 59-year-old man, was walking his Chihuahua, Sampson, right outside of a 7-Eleven store.

By Justine Seraphin, 9 Sep 2019

Sadly, Robert suddenly suffered a seizure and fell to the ground while walking Sampson. People all around the store began to rush to his aid, trying to re-animate him, and calling an ambulance.

Tragic thievery

Within a few short minutes, the paramedics arrived on site, and began to perform CPR.

That’s when the appalling, unbelievable crime occurred. A woman shows up on the scene, grabs Sampson’s leash, and pulls him away from his suffering owner.

When the paramedics glanced back towards where they had last seen the little pooch, they didn’t quite understand what was going on.

Tragically, Robert did not survive his ordeal. He was pronounced dead later that day in the hospital. To make matters even more dreadful, the last thing Robert may have seen before he passed, was his beloved dog being taken away by a total stranger.

Finding Sampson

Thankfully, the events had been captured by a surveillance camera. When local police shared this with Robert’s family, they quickly realised Sampson had been taken away by a stranger – and all this right in front of his dying owner’s eyes.

Moved by the story, the police force started sharing messages on their social media platforms, informing the public of the situation and asking for help in finding Sampson, the stolen pooch. Being able to reunite the innocent dog with his family would bring a little light in this grim story.

And a few hours later, a couple showed up to the police station with Sampson! They said a woman named Melody Mellon had given them the dog.

Turns out this Miss Mellon wasn’t only a dog thief, but a car thief too. She was arrested by the police, and Sampson made it back home safe and sound.

According to the police, Sampson’s reunion with his family was “emotional”, as he was clearly “thrilled to see them”.

Though he lost his dad, we are glad Sampson made it back home without a scratch, and hope he will live a long, happy life with his beloved family.

Watch the shocking video of his kidnapping below: