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Frida Is Home! Couple Whose Dog Was Stolen In Logan Square Get Pup Back In Arranged Meeting With Thief

Owner Danny Castaneda said he was able to buy Frida for $300 in a store parking lot from a man wearing a hat, hoodie and sunglasses.

Frida, a four-year-old pup, was stolen during a Logan Square apartment burglary last week.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Frida, the tiny pup who was stolen during a Logan Square burglary last week, has been reunited with her owners.

Frida’s owner Danny Castaneda said a Good Samaritan messaged him Wednesday, saying an unknown man was selling a four-and-half-pound shih tzu yorkie mix — Frida’s exact description — for $300 online. The person was using what appeared to be a Facebook account, Castaneda said.

Castaneda sprung into action and messaged the man, saying, ‘I’m interested. Do you have any pictures?’

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Eventually the man agreed to sell Frida to Castaneda in a store parking lot. Castaneda sent his friend, thinking his presence might get Frida too excited and frighten the thief.

Castaneda watched from the other side of the lot as his friend and the thief, who he described as wearing a hat, hoodie and sunglasses, made the exchange.

The sale went off without a hitch, and now Frida is home where she belongs.

“We’re incredibly glad to have her back,” Castaneda said, adding that he’s not looking to press charges.

Frida was stolen from Castaneda’s friend’s apartment in the 1900 block of North Drake Avenue nearly a week ago while Castaneda and his partner, Eric Villafuerte, were out of town.

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