Anthony Cavallero

Published: Jul 23, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a man who snatched a red nose pit bull from a 7-year-old boy while they were out for a walk.
    
Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught says the boy was walking the dog, named Red, on Tuesday morning when a man got out of a car and said the dog was his.
    
Anthony Cavallero told the Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/Unqqgo ) the man took the dog off the chain and put it in his car. Cavallero says his neighbor had given the 8-month-old dog to his son three days earlier.
    
Deputies say the suspect left in a silver, four-door car.
    
Anyone with information about the dog thief is asked to call the sheriff's office at 386-736-5999.
    
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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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