Two puppies were stolen in a savage shootout that was filmed in West Park on Monday night, officials from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.
Police said three men arrived at the victim’s home on Monday evening, allegedly to inquire about the purchase of the exotic French Bulldogs the victim had posted on Instagram. The owner said she was selling the puppies for $ 4,000 each.
The men said they knew a friend of the victim who was trusted by the owner. But when she called the friend to confirm, things changed.
“Maybe it was like the most awkward 10 seconds, but I’m like what’s going on here?” she said.
His friend said he did not send the men – but by that time the suspects were already inside the victim’s home.
Seconds later, she was in a headache with a gun to her head.
âMy heart and adrenaline was running high,â the victim told NBC 6. âMy stomach was in a knot. And when he pointed the gun at me, all I could think of was, ‘Lord, if he is. why do you like now. “
His instinct kicked in and it was fight or flight.
âI have to get through this because they are young children, and they are going to kill me and steal from me,â she said.
A fight ensued, as well as an exchange of gunfire, officials said.
The victim said the three men ran out with two of the puppies in their hands. As they were running, they started shooting.
All the owner could think of was grab his gun – and fight back.
âI wasn’t trying to hurt anyone in the mix,â she said. “My biggest goal is to protect my girlfriend and that was my only goal there.”
After the shooting, the suspects immediately fled in an unknown vehicle.
The victim was not injured in the shooting, but said two of her puppies were missing from her home. The puppies are worth $ 4000 each.
A young suspect has been arrested for armed robbery with a gun and shooting in an occupied apartment. The detectives are busy arresting the other suspects.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective BSO Robbery Mark Copley at 954-321-4738. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.