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Denver man reunited with stolen dog

Marko White's car was stolen with his dog inside from outside his Five Points home Friday morning.
Credit: Marko White

DENVER — A Denver man has been reunited with his dog and his car after both were stolen from outside his home Friday morning.

Marko White said he had just left his home in Five Points to head to the mountains Friday morning when he realized he had forgotten his hat and turned back around to get it.

White said he left his car unattended with dog Oscar inside for less than a minute and came back outside to find that both were gone.

White said he filed a report with Denver Police, then went to work finding his missing pup. That effort included calling local animal shelters, distributing fliers to businesses, and posting to a variety of apps and websites including Facebook, Craigslist and NextDoor.

Credit: Marko White

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Then Saturday morning White and his roommate, Ryan Sacco, were out distributing fliers when they spotted White's parked car with the hazards on at Cleveland Place and Park Avenue West. 

Oscar, a 6-year-old Cairn Terrier, was inside. Sacco said Sunday Oscar was unharmed, although a little shaken after spending more than 24 hours in the car. 

"It was the absolute best-case scenario in a situation like this," Sacco said. "We're really happy that Oscar was brought back safely, that's all we can ask for."

Sacco said he doesn't know if justice will ever be served, but he hopes the incident will serve as a warning to others.

"This could happen to literally anyone," he said.

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