Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-583

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 6, 2018
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    Guido Is Home!

    Try to hold back the tears on this one.
    • Thursday
    • July 5, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Details:

    Last night, Guido the Pug was reunited with his best friend and owner Donald Murray. After being featured on the news and social media someone called in an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip which led to the once separated pair finding each
    other again!
     
    Ever since Murray's car was stolen on May 29th with Guido in it, he has been desperately trying to find his friend. He feared the worst, but after the tip came in, HCSO detectives were able to quickly run down the leads to this happy ending.
     
    Through witness interviews and surveillance video, we learned that the suspect abandoned Guido behind the Publix Plaza at 19221 North Dale Mabry Highway immediately after the auto theft. Guido wandered over to an employee of the Majik Touch Cleaners & Laundry who thought that the dog's owner had just decided to abandon him. Karlene Rowell, a different employee at the cleaners, took Guido home and has been taking care of him for the last month. She had no idea that Guido had been stolen and that his owner was looking for him.
     
    When she got off work earlier last night, we took Murray to her residence and confirmed that it was Guido that she had been caring for. Although Karlene and her family were sad to say goodbye to Guido, she was more than happy to reunite him with his owner.
     
    We really want to thank the Media for helping on this one.
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