SALEM – Animal shelter workers in Salem Wednesday located the owner of a pizza-nabbing dog that had jumped inside a family’s car.
Marion County deputies were called to the home on Haysville Road to find the barking Siberian husky in the backseat of the Figuroa family’s Ford Explorer.
Earlier in the day, 19-year-old Alondra Figuroa and her family had gone grocery shopping and picked up a large cooked pepperoni pizza to bring home. Deputies said her 4-year-old brother started eating it in the car.
After they parked and began unloading groceries, the dog, which had been seen next door, had jumped inside and begun eating the pizza. The dog became aggressive, so Figuroa called police.
Animal control officers were able to get the dog out and take it to the shelter.
No one was hurt.
"Eyesak" is a 5-year old Siberian husky, who escaped from his yard. His owners were being reunited with him Wednesday afternoon.
The dog was wearing a collar with the words "Don't Mess with My Food" inscribed on it.