Mark Schnyder, NBC 5 News
Scott Hancock said someone stole their English Bulldog puppy.
A couple months after Scott Hancock's father died of cancer, his family sought comfort in the form of an English bulldog puppy.
But five days after adopting it, someone broke into their North Arlington home and stole the dog.
"I just don't understand why anyone would want to come in and take a member of somebody's family," said 13-year-old Kyle Hancock. "She'd nibble on my fingers and we'd play around in the house and on the floor. We had a good time. She liked to snuggle, too."
Kyle's father, Scott Hancock believes his family's 3-month-old English bulldog, Maggie, was the target. A couple of iPads were stolen, but other electronics, and even jewelry, were passed up.
"Leading up to this, a few days before, the kids were playing with her out front and Kyle had mentioned several times there were people coming by looking, saying, 'Hey that's a nice dog. You've got a really nice dog,' and it was just kind of odd," said Hancock.
Scott Hancock made a flier with his dog's picture on it and brought it to every vet's office in Arlington he could find with the hope someone might bring Maggie in for a check-up and maybe someone there would recognize her.
Hancock also filled out a police report. While the Hancock's paid $950 for Maggie, it's not the money they want back.