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Police : Family Smuggled Chihuahua In Child's Stroller

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Police say a family in a Colorado pet store smuggles a dog out in their child's stroller.

They are bundles of fluffy friendliness unconditional love and constant companionship, but the kind of home the brother of this teacup Chihuahua went to is questionable.

"When they steal a puppy, they're stealing a living creature," said Renee Reese, owner of Pet Ranch.

Surveillance video captured a couple walk into the store Sunday with a child in a stroller. The scene shows a the dad looking around while mom stops at an open-top cage with two teacup Chihuahuas.

Within 40 seconds dad arrives pilfers the puppy showing the child before sticking it underneath the stroller.

"I have a moral issue with that. It`s a child. It`s learning. This is what it`s being taught," said Reese.

Thefts are not new to the store. It has a puppy snatchers wall in which all but one have been busted and it`s never once made the owner want to keep the pets under lock and key.

"I don`t think they should be behind glass. They are not pictures. They're parts of your life. They become parts of your family. So our store is set up so everyone can be hugged and held and petted all day long," said Reese.

The woman was 5-feet-5 to 5-feet-7 and 23 to 28 years old. She had long black hair, police said.

The child appeared to be about 2 years old.

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