A Tennessee father said a person assaulted his son and stole the boy's rare dog.
Photo: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Boy pushed to ground, rare dog stolen during walk in Tennessee neighborhood

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.

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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.

Officials could not release any other information regarding this incident. 

"I'm glad Brandon didn't fight back,” Black said.

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Yesterday someone stole this dog from my son, Pushed him down and snatched the leash out of his hand, my 12year old. ...

Posted by John A Black on Sunday, November 11, 2018
 

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.

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