ALVA, FL.-- A WINK News exclusive. It's amazing what people will do for their pets.
A Lee County man says he chased down and fought off a guy who is accused of stealing his daughter's dog.
That suspect is 65-year-old David Motter.
The victims tell WINK News this isn't the first time he's tried to get away with that pet.
You could say David Cudney has really good luck.
"I caught him right in the act," said Cudney.
Deputies say Cudney spotted 65-year old David Motter stealing his daughter's Alaskan Husky right in her yard thursday morning.
"I walked over to him and I said that is my daughter's dog," said Cudney.
Cudney told deputies he grabbed the dog from Motter and quickly put him inside his car.
But he says Motter wasn't walking away without a fight.
"I threw the dog in the backseat and thats when he started running towards me," said Cudney.
"He actually bent down like this and he was running like this. I told the cop it's like he was bull charging me like a bull," said Cudney.
Cudney told deputies he quickly got inside his car and started to follow the suspect for nearly 15 minutes.
He says he was on the phone with 911 the whole time telling them exactly where Motter was.
The dog belongs to Crystal Cudney and she says her pets have been taken numerous times by Motter, but she hasn't been able to catch him in the act.
Motter lives right around the corner from her.
Deputies say Motter resisted arrest. Motter bonded out of jail earlier today.
No one was home when we knocked on his door.
Some of his charges include trespassing, grand theft and resisting an officer.