According to El Diario, there is guy who steals purebred dogs from homes in Centro and then contacts the owners for ransom. A couple of days ago, some neighbors saw him climb over a wall into someone’s yard on 46th and come out with a miniature schnauzer. He got onto his motorcycle and sped off. The neighbors called municipal p0lice, who are investigating. The kidnapper is described as about 25, thin, with black hair. (I think I’ve seen him!)
The most shocking thing is that this kidnapper is not the first. Recently, two other young men were arrested for stealing purebred dogs and ransoming them to their owners.
Update on the Glass of Water Scam:
A young woman came to the door yesterday very sweetly asking for a drink of water. Jim thought I was cruel for saying no and not letting her in. After she left, I felt guilty and got a glass of water for her. When I opened the door, I saw that she had skipped the business next door to us, and gone to the next home, where she was ringing the bell. I gave her a cup of water.