ECHO PARK (CBSLA.com) — An Echo Park man who says his dog was stolen by two women pretending to be sheriff’s deputies is speaking out about his heartbreak.
Caesar Aguilar talked to CBS2’s Amy Johnson about his ordeal.
“Yes, I’m very sad and depressed,” Aguilar said.
She asked him he is missed his 2-year-old poodle named Fanny.
“Yes,” he replied softly.
He’s been without Fanny for more than a week.
Aguilar said two women came to his door April 14 pretending to be sheriff’s deputies with the animal cruelty division.
“They even had green uniforms like sheriffs,” he said. “Two ladies come to my door ,and they say I come to get your dog,” he says.
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He says the women knew his name and told him they came because of complaints about his mistreatment of Fanny.
“They said, people say you hit your dog, I say no, it’s not true – but she told me I don’t want to listen to you.”
He says the suspects gave him a legitimate-looking paper with a number to call then grabbed his dog and said he’d never have another dog.
“They tell me in the future, you cannot get any more dogs in your apartment,” Aguilar says.
After the women left, Aguilar called the number on the form. He found out the women weren’t officers, only impersonators.
As he stated, there were no official complaints against him.
“I loved her much; I had a lot of time with her,” Aguilar said.
The LAPD is investigating the theft and hope security cameras captured images of the women who got into the secured complex.