OK some updates:
Mr. No Good Thief is on his second arrest according to the officer I talked to.
Good news! Thanks to Scott's (the employee that tackled him) testimony that Mr-no-good-!@*#&@#*& thief had Annie OUTSIDE the car when he took off, they were able to charge him with Grand Theft, and because of Annie's screaming, Animal Abuse. I had the person who gave me Annie (I was actually given annie, not charged for her, but still) call them to verify that her pet quality puppies are sold for $1000, which made the difference in the Theft-Grand theft.
SCOTT, IE Annie's hero for catching the bastard, AND holding him there, got an all expense paid trip to dinner tonight with his family. I bought him a gift certificate for the cheesecake factory, bought his dog a gift basket, and gave his daughter a little stuffed golden retriever. Funnily enough, Scott was in the Army with my ex husband. Small world! His boss is also very aware of the situation since I had to run inside and ask for help to get more people to come out in case there was a fight, and he was very nice and helpful. Once the guy was pinned the boss brought out big heavy duty box zip ties and zip tied his hands behind his back and his feet together and then they let him sit up until the police could get there.
Annie and Cisco are doing much better now, and don't seem any worse for the ware, except Annie still doesnt want to get in the car. I have been picking her up and feeding her cookies and treats and peanutbutter in the car to try to get her over the fear.
Can you imagine how hard it was for me not to hit this guy? If I had caught him I dont think anything could have held me back, I would have wailed on him. Unfortunatly I have this whole, not-hitting-a-subdued prisoner thing, HA! The whole time we were waiting for the police to show up (didnt take long) I was pacing around thinking about how I used to box in my teens and wondering just how hard I could get ONE right hook in. I did rant and rave at this guy and told him that if Annie was hurt I would see to it that he go to jail for a VERY long time.
Anyway- theres your updates! Thanks for all the kind words. Its been a nightmare. I'm just glad she is ok.
Oh, and LOL Also, Whiskey took off after the guy, but I have no doubts if he caught them he would have just licked him and wiggled around. He wasn't going after him aggressively, just knew I was running after him and the guy was running still when I dropped his leash so I guess he thought it was a game. When Scott tackled the guy, Whiskey was dancing around them licking their faces.