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Hot dog vendor witnesses real dog snatching

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Douglas Bickford who owns D & D Dogs, says he was there when the whole thing went down. Douglas Bickford who owns D & D Dogs, says he was there when the whole thing went down.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Snatched out from under his nose. 

In the blink of an eye a local veteran lost his beloved dog of more than seven years.  Douglas Bickford who owns D & D Dogs, says he was there when the whole thing went down. 

Bickford sells hot dogs five days a week outside of the courthouse.  He says he's seen that veteran and his dog walking around in the area for years and says they were best buds. 

"A really good dog, doesn't bark.  Always by his side," Bickford recalls. 

On Tuesday he was serving up his customers, like he does everyday when all of a sudden he heard something unusual from a man who never says much. 

"He was screaming at somebody 'bring me my dog back!'"  He says he never sees the man without his dog, but on Tuesday that changed.   

"Somebody snagged up his dog, took him in their car and they just took off with him. The dog," says Bickford.  "He was just totally distraught." 

He says he feels terrible for the veteran who Bickford says felt comfort from the dog.   "He was his best friend." 

Now the kind hearted hot dog seller is making a plea to the person who took the dog. 

"Just bring the dog back, whoever took it.  It's not right."

He says it was a woman who took the dog.  Bickford says if that lady will bring the dog to his hot dog stand by the court house, he will make sure the rightful owner gets it back.  He says the dog is a larger black and white mixed breed dog, with short hair. 

That veteran did file a police report. 

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