A Tennessee father is angry after someone allegedly assaulted his son while the boy was walking his dog.
The father also told WHBQ in Memphis that the person stole his son’s rare dog.
John Black said someone assaulted his son, Brandon, while walking his white American bulldog, Diamond, in the 7000 block of Hedgington in Shelby County.
The 12-year-old told Black that before he could make it back home, a man in a Chrysler PT Cruiser "pushed my son down, grabbed the leash, took the dog and drove off,” Black said.
Black said he got the expensive, rare dog from a Sacramento, California, breeder in September for his son.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it is investigating the incident.
SCSO is seeking your help in reuniting a little boy with his dog. Sunday afternoon a male black occupying a dark gray Chrysler sedan exited his vehicle and pushed a 12-year-old boy to the ground and stole his white American Bulldog. This occurred in the 7600 block of Hedgington. pic.twitter.com/pgj0zy6DAn— ShelbyTNSheriff (@ShelbyTNSheriff) November 12, 2018
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact our detectives at 901-222-5600 or our dispatchers at 901-379-7625.— ShelbyTNSheriff (@ShelbyTNSheriff) November 12, 2018
Officials could not release any other information regarding this incident.
"I'm glad Brandon didn't fight back,” Black said.
Black said he’s hopeful his son will get his dog back.
He said the obvious blue patch on the left side of the dog’s face will help people identify the dog.
"I've already had one young lady inbox me and tell me they saw the dog in Millington. So he could be in that area,” Black said.
Black said he is encouraging whoever is in possession of the dog to bring in to the vet.
If you have any information regarding the dog's whereabouts, call the Sheriff's Office at 901-222-5600 or 901-379-7625.