An Amazon delivery driver was fired and arrested after police say she stole a dachshund from in front of a Texas couple’s home and tried to sell it online.
The suspect, 22-year-old Mycah Keyona Wade, was in a Weatherford neighborhood on July 5 making deliveries as a contract driver for Amazon when she noticed the dog, Parker County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Danie Huffman mentioned.
The dachshund, a 2-year-old named “RJ,” had darted out of his home as his owners opened the door to go to the grocery store and run throughout the front yard, Huffman stated.
Wade snatched the dog from the street in front of the home, Huffman mentioned. A landscaper who reported having a conversation with the suspect concerning the dog and private security footage from the neighborhood helped police identify Wade.
After an arrest warrant was issued for her arrest, she turned herself in and initially denied she’d taken the dog.
She later turned RJ over to investigators, who returned the dog to its original owners.
“This doesn’t reflect the high standards we’ve for delivery service partners. We’re glad the client has been reunited with their pet, and we’ve been in touch with them to make it right. We take these issues seriously, and these people are no longer delivering Amazon packages,” Amazon stated in a statement.
Wade advised police she requested landscapers where the dog came from however they have been unable to tell her. Nonetheless, landscapers advised police they pointed straight on the dog’s home when she asked.
An ad for RJ was located on Craigslist, Parker County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Investigator Ethan Stark stated, in accordance with the Cleburne Times-Review.