Stolen Portland dog returned by homeless man


A homeless man who stole a dog from outside a downtown Portland cafe Wednesday returned the dog less than 24 hours later.

Roxy the black lab was stolen from outside the Good Earth Cafe on SW 3rd Avenue near the Justice Center. A homeless man who stole the dog dropped her off at an office Thursday.

Her owner, Sam Buck, said he's not looking to track down the man who stole his dog. He's just glad to have his best friend back.

"In the city, I'm definitely going to be thinking twice before turning my back on her for more than a minute, because this literally happened within 5 minutes of me tying her up out here," Buck said.

Buck said he's grateful for the outpouring of support that he received while Roxy was missing. He thinks all the buzz online helped bring Roxy home.

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