An Iraq war veteran from New Hampshire was attacked by a man and had her service dog stolen from her, and she is now searching for the dognapper.
Ashley McCall, an Iraq war veteran who suffers from anxiety and depression, was getting into her car on Thursday near her Concord, New Hampshire, apartment when a man approached her and asked about her dog, Jax.
“And he reaches for my door and he pulls it open so I shut it back, and as I do that he takes me and slams me to the ground, and then takes Jax and gets into this silver Ford Focus and leaves and starts speeding off,” McCall told Fox 25 Boston.
McCall said the man took off Jax’s service vest and leash before taking off in his vehicle.
The owner of a nearby florist shop said he noticed the Ford Focus in the same lot all morning and found it to be suspicious.
“The explanation they were waiting for someone didn’t make sense when this day and age when everyone has a cell phone you can pick up the phone, call, and ask them where they are, so from the beginning it looked like there was some ambush that was about to happen at some point,”owner Fred Keach told Fox 25 Boston.
Keach called police with the plate number and the description of the man in the car.
“Ultimately, we just want the dog back. He’s a family member. He’s not a pet. He’s a family member,” McCall told Fox 25.