- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An 80-year-old Southern California man was reunited with his tiny terrier after the dog was taken during a carjacking.

Donald Mittica says the robber surprised him Monday in his Toyota, holding him at knifepoint and then forcing him out of the car in San Bernardino.

The robber drove away with 3-pound Lola still inside.

The Toyota was found several hours later in Santa Ana, but there was no sign of the dog.

Luckily Lola was microchipped, so when a good Samaritan brought the white terrier into a Riverside County shelter, officials were able to track down its owner.

At the reunion Wednesday Mittica told the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper (https://bit.ly/1Q9Lbro ) that he became especially close to the dog after his wife died last year.

No arrests have been made in the carjacking.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com

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