And by the time Albus was six years old, he was a major part of the Hamilton family. In fact, he had become quite the beloved companion. When someone stole the animal from right beneath Carolyn and Jeff’s noses, then, it could very well have been traumatizing for the couple.
And their ordeal had begun one night in October 2017, when Carolyn and Jeff had been getting ready to take Albus out in their car. However, while their backs had been turned, someone leapt into the vehicle and made off with both it and the dog. “We just put [Albus] in the truck in our driveway, came back in to say goodbye and literally turned around and the truck was gone,” Carolyn revealed to WGN9 in October 2017.
The distraught dog owners then contacted police in Truckee, and the cops – alongside the California Highway Patrol – started a high-speed chase in pursuit of the stolen vehicle. However, the suspect apparently had no intention of being caught. Consequently, when the individual concerned thundered past several stop signs and ignored red lights, the police called off their hunt as it had become too dangerous.