The banal traffic control could have stopped there. Tuesday morning, along Boulevard du Tertre, in Nantes, the police stopped a car that was not insured and lacked the technical control sticker, police reports. But on board, the 31-year-old driver, « in recurring insurance default », was not alone: a puppy, a three-month-old male bulldog « whose origin seemed doubtful », was at his side. …
[#UtilesAuxAutres] Yesterday uninsured vehicle checked by our bikers. #Puppy on board. Doubts about its origin.
Led by our police officers to #vet to check #chip. #Bouledogue stolen on 09/09 during a burglary.
Reunited with his family. #HappyEnd
Driver summoned in⚖️ pic.twitter.com/kNMElbs1R8
— Police Nationale 44 (@PoliceNat44) September 16, 2020
After several investigations and a visit to a veterinary clinic to check the animal’s microchip, the doubts of the police were confirmed: this dog had been stolen a week ago during a burglary in Plessé (Loire-Atlantique) . When contacted, the owners were able to come and pick up their pet in the afternoon and filed a complaint. The man, placed in police custody, came out with a summons to court set for April 2021.