A female DoorDash driver has been caught on camera stealing a family’s eight-week-old puppy while making a delivery in
The 26-year-old woman was captured setting a bag of food down and then petting the terrier named Bella in the porch area of the Detroit home.
After stroking the puppy a few times the unnamed perpetrator then lifts the dog up, walks off to her car and drives away.
Bella’s owner Ashley Swinton told
The 26-year-old woman, who worked for DoorDash, was captured setting the bag of food down and then petting the eight-week-old terrier named Bella
Bella’s owner Ashley Swinton told WXYZ : ‘You can see her pet the dog, (and) rub the dog seeing if it was vicious. Then scoop the dog up and take the dog to her car’
The puppy, which was bought as a Christmas present for children, was taken from the family home on Rivard near Van Dyke.
The 26-year-old woman has admitted to her crime but has yet to be charged and her name has not been released.
‘The video evidence, in this case, is very compelling,’ said Detective Brian Price of Warren police.
‘Pretty shocking when you watch the video and see it happen right in front of you.’
Swinton said the children are delighted to have Bella back home and thanked the police for their work.
The woman is seen lifting up the pup after dropping off the food order
DoorDash said Wednesday the driver had been suspended from the food delivery service.
‘Immediately upon learning of the incident, we took appropriate actions including working with local law enforcement to help support their investigation, and permanently deactivating the Dasher from our platform,’ the company said in a statement.
‘We sincerely regret that this incident fell short of the experience we strive to give our customers every day and have reached out to apologize to the customer.’