A woman in Los Angeles clung to the bonnet of a car in a desperate bid to prevent the kidnapping of her French bulldog.
A woman in Los Angeles clung to the bonnet of a car in a desperate bid to prevent the kidnapping of her French bulldog.

Woman Clings to Car Hood in Attempt to Stop Bulldog Theft in LA


A woman in Los Angeles clung to the hood of a car in a desperate attempt to stop the theft of her French bulldog, a dramatic incident caught on cellphone video. ‘

The theft occurred on January 18 in downtown Los Angeles, and the owner, Ali Zacharias, was having lunch outside a Whole Foods market when she noticed her dog, Onyx, being taken by a woman. 

Zacharias confronted the woman but was unsuccessful, and as the vehicle drove away, she held onto the car’s hood.

Owner Suffers Injuries, Police Investigating:

The vehicle, occupied by three women and one man, sped off with Zacharias on the hood. The owner was eventually thrown from the hood a few blocks away, suffering cuts and bruises. 

Police are investigating the incident and looking for two possible suspects: a man and a woman around 25. The case may involve charges of assault with a deadly weapon due to the impact on the owner.

Scams and Tips Follow the Incident:

After the incident, Zacharias received tips, one of which turned out to be a scam where a man claimed to know where the dog was but disappeared after receiving money. 

Another tip suggested seeing the French bulldog at a dollar store in Gardena, which is being investigated. Onyx is distinctive due to his mismatched eye colors.

Previous High-Profile French Bulldog Thefts in Los Angeles:

The incident is one of several high-profile thefts targeting French bulldogs in Los Angeles. 

In 2021, Lady Gaga’s dogs were taken in a robbery, and in the following year, a 15-year-old boy was arrested for armed robbery in connection with the theft of two French bulldogs at gunpoint.

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