New York Metropolis couple blames dog-walking app Wag for stolen pooch


BATTERY PARK CITY, Manhattan — A Manhattan couple stated that their beloved canine was stolen — and a canine walker contracted by the app Wag is in custody.

Police arrested the canine walker, 22-year-old Christian Madriaga, of the Bronx, Friday afternoon, however Sophie and Max Troper stated they really feel victimized their Shih Tzu-Yorkie combine, Benny, was snatched from their Battery Metropolis condo Thursday morning.

“We deal with him like he is our youngster, however he’s. He walked down the aisle at our marriage ceremony in September, and he is simply an enormous a part of our lives,” Sophie Troper stated.

So as to entry the Tropers’ condo, guests want the code to the lockbox, and so they stated the one individuals who have it are the canine walkers they rent by the app.

“There is not any means that somebody may entry this with out having a code or with out having a buddy who had that code, so we’re hoping that we will depend on Wag and the detectives as a result of all the knowledge that is out there’s with Wag,” Max stated.

The Tropers stated they guide canine walkers by Wag a number of instances per week, however Thursday at 10:35 a.m., they bought phrase their walker had canceled. By 11:05 a.m., the alleged dognapper had Benny and was gone. They’re calling this sequence of occasions “a bit of odd.”

Wag issued an announcement, calling this “an especially uncommon case,” pledging “24 hour help, which incorporates the hiring of a personal investigator and a financial reward for the secure return of Benny.”

However the Tropers stated that Wag did not reply a lot at first till they contacted celeb Wag investor, Olivia Munn, who known as the Tropers herself to specific her concern.

The couple was ecstatic to be reunited with Benny later Friday afternoon and thanked investigators on Instagram.

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