When owner Greg Siesczkiewicz had discovered that someone had taken his dog from his car, he immediately alerted the police.
Fortunately, CCTV cameras caught the suspected dognapper, and the footage was released to local news stations.
7News in Boston, USA, had heard about the suspected theft of 13-month-old German Short-haired Pointer Titus and were keen to report on the story. Reporter Juliana Mazza and her camera crew headed to the car park where Titus' owner last saw the dog to report on the case.
As Juliana and her crew were filming, something caught their eye. They spotted what looked like Titus being walked by a man who matched the description of the suspected dognapper caught in the CCTV footage.
Juliana approached the man and asked if she could stroke the dog. She planned to get close enough so she could read the pup's name tag. Her suspicions were correct. It was Titus.
She asked the man how he'd come about having the dog, who said that it had all been a mistake. He had seen the dog barking in the car and assumed it was the dog he was supposed to take for a walk.
Not believing his story, Juliana phoned the police to report that she'd found Titus and the man suspected of taking him. Police soon arrived and rejected the man's claims that he had tried to call them. He was swiftly arrested for the dog theft and breaking into a car.
Police then contacted Titus' owner Greg with the great news that his dog was found safe and well. Greg was delighted and relieved that the person who had taken Titus had come back just as the TV crew were there.
You can watch the remarkable footage of the man caught red-handed below: