Police Impersonator Pepper-Sprays Couple, Steals Puppy: Cops

By Kiana Bellinger
|  Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013  |  Updated 10:38 AM PDT
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Police Impersonator Steals Puppy: Cops

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Two homeless people were allegedly pepper-sprayed by a man posing as a cop who stole their 6-week-old American pit bull mix near Buena Vista Park in San Francisco .

Officer Gordon Shyy said the victims were asleep in a van parked on Buena Vista Avenue West around 6 a.m on Friday when they heard someone loudly knocking on the door. The man told them he was a police officer and when the victims asked to see his credentials, he pepper-spayed them and grabbed the puppy, which also is part Rhodesian Ridgeback.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the two victims, a man and a woman, were temporarily blinded, and could not see where the man took off to.

Police are on the lookout for both the thief and the dog.

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