Chihuahua stolen in heist, returned to Mich. woman

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Leoni woman who lost her purse, money and 6-week-old teacup Chihuahua during the same purse snatching says Christmas arrived early when Baby Girl was found unharmed nearly six hours later.

Sixty-year-old Irene Miller tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot that's all she wanted after a woman stole her handbag containing the soda can-sized dog that she received as a gift and had for about a week. The theft happened about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in her daughter's apartment complex in Jackson.

Miller said she yelled, "Please, give me my dog back," as the thief fled.

Later that evening, an 18-year-old woman found Miller's purse in the complex's laundry room - with Baby Girl inside.

Miller is still missing deeds to her car and trailer, and $200 she slated for Christmas presents.

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