Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-258

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 11, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Car Thief Releases Dog In Neighborhood

    Have you seen "Poochie"?
    • Thursday
    • July 19, 2012
    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Wal-Mart Store
    • 8220 N Dale Mabry Highway
    • Tampa, Florida


    Mario Emilio Perez
    DOB: 3/9/1986
    3319 ½ Pine St W
    Tampa, Florida


    • Petit Theft
    • Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

    Stolen Dog:

    • 6 year old female mixed breed with long white hair, named “Poochie”


    Richard McGannon
    DOB: 12/19/1978
    8309 North Gomez Avenue
    Tampa, Florida

    Stolen Vehicle: 2007 Black Chevrolet Tahoe (Recovered)


    On July 5, 2012 at approximately 11:50 p.m., Tampa Police Department arrested Mario Perez at Alva Street W and Lois Avenue N following a traffic stop. Perez stated he released the victim’s dog “Poochie” near the East Lake Park subdivision on Orient Road.

    On June 19, 2012 at approximately 7:30 p.m. the victim went to the Wal-Mart located at 8220 North Dale Mabry Highway to purchase dog food. He parked his vehicle and left his dog “Poochie” inside. When the victim returned to the parking lot he discovered his vehicle and his dog missing.

    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of the dog “Poochie” is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200.
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