Parker County Sheriff’s Office
- An Amazon delivery driver is accused of stealing a couple’s dog and trying to sell it on Craigslist for $100, according to authorities.
- Mycah Keyona Wade, 22, has been charged with theft and fired from her job as a driver for a third-party Amazon courier following the July 5 incident in Weatherford, Texas.
- The dog and its owners were reunited four days after the incident.
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An Amazon delivery driver is accused of stealing a Texas couple’s dog from their yard and trying to sell the animal on Craigslist for $100, according to authorities.
The suspect, 22-year-old Mycah Keyona Wade, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft.
She has since been fired from her job as a delivery driver for an Amazon-contracted courier company, according to Amazon. Another delivery driver who accompanied Wade has also been fired, Amazon said.
Wade was delivering packages in Weatherford, Texas, on July 5 when police say she snatched a two-year-old dachshund from the front yard of a couple’s home. The dog, named RJ, had earlier escaped from the home when its owners had left to run an errand.
Police later found an ad on Craigslist that appeared to be offering RJ for $100.
"There was no contact information, but we’re pretty sure it was RJ that was for sale on Craigslist for $100," Parker County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Investigator Ethan Stark told the Cleborne Times-Review. "The ad immediately changed once I contacted the suspect."
Police issued a warrant for Wade’s arrest after identifying her with the help of private security footage. She turned herself in and admitted to stealing the dog, according to an affidavit.
The dog and its owners were reunited four days after the incident.
Amazon said in a statement that the drivers’ alleged conduct "does 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," a company spokesperson said. "We take these matters seriously and these individuals are no longer delivering Amazon packages."
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