Robbers fire AR-15 at Houston couple before stealing their French bulldog, police say

‘I didn’t want to give him my dog but I didn’t want to get killed either,’ owner said

HOUSTON – The owners of a two-and-a-half-year-old French bulldog named Kirby are happy to have their beloved pet back home after he was taken during a violent armed robbery in Houston.

As KPRC first reported, the crime occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a Houston neighborhood near downtown.

The victims of the robbery said they were out walking their dog when two men attacked them from behind and demanded that the couple give them their dog.

According to the victim, one of the men was armed with an AR-15, KPRC reported. He told reporters that he was fighting with one of the men for a few seconds before the second robber fired the rifle in his direction, with a bullet flying right past him.

“When he fired the shot, I let go. I didn’t want to give him my dog but I didn’t want to get killed either,” the victim told KPRC.

The couple then ran back to their home and called the police, however, they reported that the robbers circled their house several times before eventually fleeing the area.

On Sunday the couple received a phone call from a woman who claimed to have found Kirby and provided an accurate description of the pooch.

“She got my number from the collar. She almost immediately asked for money. We figured it was a setup,” the victim told KPRC.

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