Lakeview woman says duo threatened her with bat, stole her dog

“Bear,” a miniature Doberman Pinscher. | Facebook

Chicago police are investigating after a Lakeview woman said a man she knows swung a baseball bat at her while another woman stole one of her dogs Tuesday night.

The woman, 26, said she was walking two dogs in an alley on the 500 block of West Addison at 10:18 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV pulled up. A man and a woman got out of the vehicle and the woman took one of the victim’s dogs while the man swung the bat, CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.

Both offenders got back into their SUV with the 10-year-old miniature Doberman Pinscher and drove north on Pine Grove, according to Bartoli. The victim was not injured and no arrests have been made.

The woman quickly posted her version of events to Facebook. In the post, the alleged victim said she knows the man who swung the bat at her.

“He has harassed me since last summer, claiming I stole a dog that does not belong to him,” she said, adding that the dog was a “neglected and malnourished” stray. 

The stolen pup responds to the name “Bear,” and was last seen wearing pajamas with a pizza design, the woman wrote.

Police said the offenders’ vehicle may be a Jeep Cherokee. Area North detectives are investigating.

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