California man charged after video footage reveals him stealing canine via window of parked automotive

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California man charged after video footage reveals him stealing canine via window of parked automotive

California man is going through expenses after surveillance footage confirmed him taking a canine out of a parked automotive final week.

In a Fb put up, the Irvine Police Division mentioned a small canine by the identify of “Mookie” was stolen out of a automotive within the College City Heart car parking zone on Friday, Sept. 16.

Detectives situated surveillance video that confirmed a person stroll as much as the automotive on its rear passenger aspect, seemingly speak to the canine after which take the canine via an open window inside 40 seconds.

The person within the video was later recognized as 38-year-old Earl Choi, of Fullerton, California.

Police mentioned Mookie’s proprietor posted in regards to the incident on a pet restoration web site.

Choi then made contact with the proprietor and reportedly mentioned his roommate got here house with a canine matching Mookie’s description, and he would return him for a small price.

The proprietor agreed to fulfill with Choi to choose up the canine.

As soon as Choi arrived on the location with Mookie, officers arrested him and charged him with grand theft.

Choi started interacting with the canine via the automotive earlier than snatching it up.
(Irvine Police Division/Fb)
Earl choi
“Mookie” was stolen out of the automotive within the College City Heart car parking zone.
Irvine Police Division/Fb

Irvine police mentioned a cheerful Mookie was safely returned to his household.


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