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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Police are looking for the man who tried to steal a woman's service dog off
surveillance video shows a man grabbing the leash Arrica Okenka's service dog
while the bus is stopped, and attempting to take the dog off the bus.
first, I thought maybe it was an accident," Okenka said. "[Like] he had just
caught the leash."
said she soon realized the man was trying to take her dog, and she held onto
the leash so tight, her hand started bleeding.
would he have done with her?" she asked. "I don't even want to think about it,
that's why I had such a death grip on her, I wasn't letting her go."
says her 5-year-old Golden Retriever, Ingrid, is not just a companion, but a
necessity. Okenka was diagnosed at birth with cerebral palsy. She is wheelchair
bound, but Ingrid helps her pick up things, close doors, and even get dressed.
my best friend," she said. "You know that statement that they say: A dog is a person's
best friend? It really, really applies to her."
Okenka is just hoping the man gets caught.
the judge can make him train dogs for other handicap people," she said.
are asking anyone that recognizes the man to call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.