A San Francisco woman says she was violently attacked then robbed at gunpoint of her new puppy.
Sarah Vorhaus, 30, said she had been walking her 5-month-old gray French bulldog, Chloe, and her 8-year-old Shiba Inu when she was assaulted by a man at gunpoint, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“I would have given him so many other things, but not Chloe,” Vorhaus told the outlet.
She said she had leaned down to clean up after Chloe Tuesday evening in the Russian Hill neighborhood when the man wearing a hoodie came up from behind and said, “Give me your dog.”
“I just started screaming. I didn’t know what else to do, I screamed as loud as I could,” Vorhaus told news station KRON.
Vorhaus said the man brandished his weapon before punching her in the face two times and snatching Chloe.
Police believe the man took off with two other men, who had been waiting outside a sedan, and a third, who had been inside the car, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“Thank God, they didn’t take our other dog,” Vorhaus told the outlet.
Other neighbors rushed over to help Vorhaus, who was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
“So many people rushed to the street,” she said. “There was a woman on the street who was so lovely. She was a trained EMT.”
She said that assailants likely targeted her new puppy because French bulldog puppies can cost thousands of dollars.
“If you see anything on Craigslist, just anything, please tell us,” Vorhaus told news station Fox29.