Amazon Delivery Driver Arrested For Abducting Dog, Trying to Sell It Online

Mycah Keyona Wade reportedly posted an ad on Craigslist selling the 2-year-old dachshund for $100.

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An Amazon delivery driver was arrested and fired after she allegedly stole a 2-year-old dachshund from outside a Texas couple's home and tried to sell it online.

Mycah Keyona Wade, 22, was making deliveries on July 5 when she saw the dog, named "RJ," in the front yard of his home, said Parker County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Danie Huffman. The dog had ran outside when his owners, Anthony and Amanda Phillips, opened the door to go to the grocery store, according to CNN

That is when Wade made her move and kidnapped the pooch, said Huffman.

Police were able to identify Wade through private neighborhood surveillance footage as well as testimony from a landscaper, who had spoken to Wade about the dog.

Parker County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Investigator Ethan Stark found an ad on Craigslist allegedly selling "RJ" for $100, but he told Cleburne Times-Review that "the ad immediately changed once I contacted the suspect."

Mycah Keyona Wade

An arrest warrant was issued for Wade, and although she initially denied stealing the dog, Wade later turned in herself — and "RJ" — into police. She has been charged with one count of theft of property, according to CNN, and "RJ" was returned to the Phillips family.

Wade was fired from Amazon, and in a statement to CNN, the company said her actions do not “reflect the high standards we have for delivery service partners.”

“We’re glad the customer has been reunited with their pet, and we have been in touch with them to make it right. We take these matters seriously and these individuals are no longer delivering Amazon packages,” read the statement.

Wade has been released on a $2,000 bond.

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