Man tries to steal handicapped woman's service dog from city bus
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:08:11 GMT —
Toledo Police have taken to Facebook to ask for the public's help in finding a man who tried to steal a service dog off a TARTA bus on Monday.
In security video taken from the front of the public transportation bus, a black male is seen standing behind a service dog laying in the aisle. The dog belongs to a handicapped woman who was seated just to the left of the dog and holding a leash attached to its collar.
As the bus came to a stop, the suspect walked over the dog and attempted to discretely grab the leash from the woman's hand. She pulled the leash back from the suspect's hands before he got off the bus at Bancroft and Upton.
The dog was unharmed in the "vicious attempt." The woman sustained an injury to her hand, according to police.
Police are asking anyone who can identify the suspect seen in the video to call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111, or send them a private message on their Facebook page.