ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Just after 6:30 p.m., Mulah the dog has been safely reunited with her owner, Tabitha Drager. Drager told News 8 that she received a call from the thief.

The thief told Drager that she saw news coverage online of the incident, and got scared. This prompted her to reach out, Drager said, and ask where she could return the pet.

They agreed for the thief to drop Mulah off at the Mobil Gas station on Ridgeway Ave. and Lake Ave. — the same location where Mulah was stolen this morning.

Drager waited inside until Mulah was dropped off, then came out to reunite with her.

Drager said part of the drop-off agreement was that she will not be pressing charges, no questions will be asked, and the two would not interact.

Drager says the thief admitted that she was handicapped, and therefore unable to take care of a dog.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department confirmed to News 8 Sunday afternoon that they are currently investigating an incident involving a stolen dog.

The incident took place in the area of Ridgeway Avenue and Lake Avenue where a dog was stolen from its owner.

RPD officers say they spoke to the victim Sunday morning and will continue to follow up.

News 8 has reached out to owner of the dog and is awaiting a response.

Details are limited at this time.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.