Robbery - Theft

Kansas dog returned to owner after taking 81-mile trip with car thief

Gunner the Weimaraner was found in an abandoned truck that had been abandoned by its thief in Wichita, Kansas.

Gunner the Weimaraner was found in an abandoned truck that had been abandoned by its thief in Wichita, Kansas.  (Wichita Police Department Facebook page)

A Kansas Weimaraner named Gunner has been reunited with his owner after going on an unexpected 81-mile trip with a suspect accused of snatching the man's car.

Gunner’s owner went inside a courthouse to renew his auto tags when a man stole the 2013 Chevy pickup with Gunner in the backseat and headed toward Wichita, Kan., according to WIBW. Police did not identify Gunner's owner.

The unnamed suspect allegedly abandoned Gunner and the truck 81 miles southeast of Emporia, Kan. where Wichita police officers found them, according to KWCH-TV.

Police were able to return the dog and the truck to the owner and have arrested the suspect, KWCH adds.