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Brave news reporter spots missing dog and catches suspected dog thief as cameras are rolling

A news reporter from Massachusetts, USA, is currently being praised on social media after they spotted a missing dog and catching a suspected dog thief as the cameras were rolling.

Watch the entire story below:

Juliana Mazza, who reports for WHDH-TV, was reporting the story of a stolen 13-month-old pointer named Titus.

Mazza saw Titus along with the thief and told the cameraman to start recording right away.

Talking about the moment, she said: 

The first thing I did was I asked if I could pet the dog, because I wanted to get down to the nametag to be able to confirm that the name matched the name of the missing dog.

The man that was walking the stolen dog was left in shock after Mazza started to ask questions.

The worst thing about thing about the incident is that the man was walking the dog where the dog was stolen.

In the video, Mazza could be heard asking the thief: “You didn’t think to call the number on the tag?”

The man said that he tried calling the phone but the phone was broken. 

During an interview with Inside Edition, he said: 

He said that he was supposed to be walking a dog and he somehow grabbed the wrong dog. And 24 hours had gone by, and he never once had tried to call the police or try to call the dog’s owner, whose number is on the back of the dog tag.

Right on the scene, the reporter called the authorities right away.

Mazza said:

Hey dispatcher, this is Juliana over at 7 News. I actually have the dog Titus and the man who said it was an accident that he took the dog.

Minutes after the incident, the police arrived.

Authorities ended up arresting Kyle Gariepy, a 29-year-old man.

He was cahrged with larceny and breaking into a motor vehicle. 

Greg Siesczkiewicz, the owner of Titus, was thrilled to have his pet dog back.

Mazza said that she never thought that she would be the one that would find the dog. 

What are your thoughts on the very fast thinking reporter? Let us know what you think about it by leaving a comment in the comments section below! 

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