Canine caper caught red-pawed on camera stealing a loaf of bread from a dollar store

June 6, 2017 6:34 pm Last Updated: June 6, 2017 6:34 pm


On May 17, 2017 a sly criminal shoplifted from a Dollar General store in Shafter, California. After reviewing security footage from inside the store and taking witness statements, Shafter Police realized the alleged suspect was like no one they had ever dealt with before.

According to Abby Lopez, a store employee and witness to the crime, a friendly dog nonchalantly walked into the store and proceeded to walk around like she was looking for something to purchase. Eventually the Husky found something she wanted, a loaf of bread, and when she realized she didn’t have any money to pay for it she took off.

“Next thing we know, he grabs a piece of bread and starts running around,” Lopez said.

Bread Theft Suspect

Our friends at Dollar General shared the following video with us. On May 17th, 2017, at approximately 9:20 p.m., the suspect in this video entered the Dollar General on Lerdo Hwy. and shoplifted a loaf of bread. The suspect was able to avoid apprehension and escaped on all fours out the front doors. The suspect is described as: a white and grey Husky last seen carrying a loaf of bread. Any information is appreciated, as he looks hungry. Thank you for watching, and from the Shafter Police Department, welcome to our page.

Posted by Shafter Police Department on Thursday, May 18, 2017


The police were called to the store, but it was too late when the Shafter Animal Control manager arrived on the scene. The cunning four-legged criminal was already gone, leaving behind only the plastic packaging from the bread. Police were unable to gather any paw prints from the scene.

With no leads, the police were at a loss. However, they got lucky when the next day the criminal returned, this time with a male accomplice. And in true Bonnie and Clyde fashion, the two tried to rob the store together. But this time their luck ran out and they were collared.

Who’s a good, er, bad girl?

the Shafter Husky Bread Bandit <3

Posted by Shafter Police Department on Friday, May 19, 2017

Once caught the two crooks were brought to the animal shelter where instead of awaiting an arraignment they waited to be reunited with their family.

******UPDATE*****UPDATE******Update to the Shafter Husky Bread Bandit Caper!!!The Husky Bread Bandit returned to…

Posted by Shafter Police Department on Friday, May 19, 2017

(H/T: UPI)