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Dog Stolen from Accomack County Family's Yard

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HOPETON, Va.- The Accomack County Sheriff's Office is looking for a dog that was reportedly stolen off a family's front lawn in the community of Hopeton.

Sheriff Todd Godwin said his office got a call at around 2:15 p.m. Sunday about people in a U-Haul truck taking a dog from a home on Matthews Road.

"I seen a U-Haul truck coming this way, it locked up the brakes, and they ran up in this yard right here, grabbed the dog, ran back to the U-Haul truck, opened the door, threw the dog in there, and got in the truck and left," said eye-witness Travis Shreaves.Shreaves wasn't alone on Matthews Road Sunday afternoon.  Sonny Hall attempted to question the people in the U-Haul truck about what they were doing with the dog.

"She looked right at me, turned it at me and just gunned it and ran right towards me.  Which I had to jump to get out of the way, and when they did, they clipped my foot, ran over my foot with the vehicle," Hall said.

Police stopped the U-Haul later Sunday on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Two women are being questioned by police and the sheriff said charges could be coming.

Sunday's incident follows the high -profile case in October when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Accomack County took a dog of another front porch in Parksley. 

Godwin said the women questioned Sunday are not members of PETA and the truck was empty when it was stopped.  The sheriff believes the dog may have been transferred to another car before being taken across the bridge. So authorities are continuing to search for the dog. Anyone with information on the dog's whereabouts should call the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at (757) 787-1131.

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