Bethlehem police are looking into a suspected dog theft after his owner could not negotiate his release from a caller who said he or she has the animal.
Rocky is a 4-year-old Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix, which went missing on May 12, according to a Craig’s List posting. His owner, Maria Dorsey of 531 Atlantic St., put up signs in her neighborhood in addition to the Craig’s List ad.
According to a police media report issued this morning, Dorsey has received cell phone calls from someone saying they have Rocky, but want a reward for his return.
“Negotiations for the return of the dog appeared have failed despite the reward,” the police media release said.
The Craig’s List posting says Rocky was wearing a black leather collar with spikes when he disappeared. The ad also says that Rocky needs medicine and has apparently been without it for a while.
“Rocky is not a pet,” the posting says. “He is a part of our family.”