French Bulldog puppy, drones, and car chase: high drama in California

After being stolen at gunpoint last week, a 10-month-old puppy has been reunited with his owner in Culver City, California. And it took a police car pursuit and drones to chase down the bad guy.

It all began on May 12 when the owner of the French bulldog put his pupper up for sale on a social media site. The suspect responded to the advertisement and asked to see the puppy before conducting the transaction. As the dog’s owner placed the “Frenchie” in the trunk area of his vehicle for viewing, the suspect removed a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband, grabbed the dog from the owner’s trunk, and fled on foot.

Detectives at the Culver City Police Department immediately began investigating the crime and were quickly able to narrow down a suspect.

Then, on May 15, officers observed the suspect leaving a residence around 11:45 a.m. and driving away with the French bulldog. The police attempted to stop the vehicle, but that effort resulted in a “short vehicle…