Dog stolen by N. Spokane carjackers found



Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 4:51 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A North Spokane man was violently carjacked on Monday night. The man lost his car, cell phone, wallet and his best friend. The crooks took the man’s Chihuahua.     

The victim said the suspects ripped the dog from the man’s arms and took off in his car. Police said the man is lucky he was not seriously hurt. The man said all he could think about was how much he missed his dog. 

“I'm in my driveway. I'm on my phone and two men come up, assault me at gun point and take my wallet, my keys and my car,” said Josh Tibbits. “They were very violent, they ripped my dog from my arms by his neck.”

Tibbits said the armed carjackers took off from the scene with his dog. He said he has had his dog, Cisco, since he was only a few weeks old. 

Tibbits contacted KREM 2 News because he has seen KREM help people before. 

“I just thought...that'd probably be my first and best source,” said Tibbits. 

KREM 2 News put Tibbits’ story out and tips and support flooded in. Tibbits’ dog was found around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Clyde Albright called the number on Cisco’s caller and Tibbits flew over to his house. 

“You made my day you made my day. I've been losing sleep over this,” said Tibbits. 

The suspects crashed their car miles from Albright’s porch. Spokane police said they have no idea how Cisco ended up there. 

Tibbits tried to offer Albright cash as a thank you but Albright insisted he give it to charity. Tibbits said despite the violent experience, his faith in humanity is restored. 

“I'm not worried about anything else now that I have him back,” said Tibbits. 

Albright said he was unaware about the car jacking or missing dog but said he was just doing his part as a good citizen holding the dog for the owner.

Jeremy Neal was arrested for the car jacking. Police were still searching for another suspect.