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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man takes off in SUV with two dogs inside

Posted at 11:14 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 02:34:36-04
Surveillance video shows a man driving off in a vehicle with two dogs inside. The owners of the dogs and that SUV were in a panic for nearly 24 hours until they got a phone call with great news. Their SUV and dogs were found safe and sound.
Pat Raper was working outside at Premium Connections near Pecos and Patrick Sunday afternoon.
Raper's two dogs were hanging out inside her SUV with the back hatch open. Her husband was watching nearby from a wheelchair.
"I just turned back to look and I saw the vehicle going by,"
Raper looked up from her work and saw her SUV driving away. She saw one of her dogs hanging out the passenger side window. She started to yell.
"I went, hey! hey! And he was already exiting the parking lot onto Pecos."
The surveillance video shows the blue Ford Explorer taking off with the trunk open and the dog hanging out the window. The video also shows the driver walking through the parking lot with no shirt and no shoes on.
Raper called 911. Police rushed to the scene. Raper and her husband filed a report and then looked for their vehicle and their dogs. They had no luck.
Monday afternoon, they got the call they were waiting for.
Their SUV and dogs were found safe and sound. It was a tearful reunion for Raper, her husband, and the dogs.
Police still need help identifying the man in the video.