WAXHAW, NC (WBTV) -
Brian Skieczius walked outside of the Waxhaw gas station and his truck and puppy were gone.
Brian immediately called 911 to report the theft of the truck, but his concern was more about the 12 week old Maltese puppy, Teddy, inside.
Authorities used the GPS signal from Brian's cell phone, which was left in the truck, to track the suspect to Lancaster County.
Cops found the truck but the suspect escaped and Teddy was no where to be found.
Soon, Brian got a call from a neighbor who lives in the area where the truck was recovered. Teddy was safe.
The puppy is now back home and completely unharmed by the adventure. The suspect on the other hand has since been captured and put in jail.