- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A Washington-area establishment known simply as “The Italian Store” lost its emblematic green Vespa in early December. Arlington police listed the scooter stolen and, despite the store’s publicity blitz, staff thought it was gone forever.

The Washington Post reports this week, however, the Vespa scooted back into their lives, courtesy of a curious golden retriever named Toby. The newspaper cites the store’s Facebook post, which says Toby began sniffing around in Lubber Run Park, leading his owner to excavate the scooter from leaves and branches Tuesday.

The store credits community outreach - including posts from nearly 1,000 people - with Toby’s owner’s ability to immediately identify the Vespa’s owners.


TOP STORIES
Train company claps back at Greta Thunberg over floor pic, notes 'first class' seat
'I was wrong': James Comey admits 'real sloppiness' in Russia probe
Devin Nunes offers to help 'rehabilitate' Adam Schiff


The store hasn’t said if it’ll take special measures to secure the scooter once it returns to its sidewalk home.

___



Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide