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Indiana man arrested for theft of missing skateboarding English bulldog

April 19, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Indiana man arrested for theft of missing skateboarding English bulldog Reid Allen Albrecht, 22, and missing English Bulldog Hazel

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A man from Indiana was arrested for the theft of a missing skateboarding English bulldog — but police were still looking for the beloved stunt dog.

On Monday, authorities in Carmel announced that 22-year-old Reid Allen Albrecht was taken into custody last week on two counts of theft for taking the dog, whose name is Gus, from Hazel Forest Drive in a suburb of Indianapolis last fall.

The pup— whose owners are offering a reward of $4,000 for his safe return — went missing on October 6th. Albrecht was later tied to the theft of the dog and, while he was charged while in custody at the Hamilton County Jail.

However, Gus’ distraught owners indicated that they haven’t gotten any closer to locating their dog.

“We are encouraged that an arrest was made. Unfortunately, we are uncertain where Gus is,” a message posted on a Facebook page dedicated to finding the dog said.

The Facebook profile also highlights videos of Gus skateboarding and recent local newscasts of the family’s desperate hunt to find him.

Jeremy Kiger, whose family owned the dog, verified to The Post that the search was continuing Tuesday.

“Gus was a part of the family and still is,” Kiger said in an email to the Post. “As of today, we do not know what happened or where he is.”

Kiger indicated that his family did not know Albrecht before Gus disappeared.

Witnesses told authorities they saw a man later identified as Albrecht with a bulldog resembling Gus’ description. Albrecht told people he adopted the dog from the Humane Society.

Albrecht has been charged with resisting law enforcement and reckless driving on March 26th and told his father two days later during a call from the Hamilton County Jail to contact the Kigers to confess that he took Gus.

Albrecht also said he would purchase the family a new dog, but did not mention what happened to Gus.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the dog should email gusfindme@gmail.com.

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