Margo Goes Home: Dog Stolen in Burglary Reunited With Owner

Thieves took Margo out of her crate -- and even stole her leash

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    RAW VIDEO: A dog stolen in a burglary has been reunited with his owner after a story on News4 and social media posts with the hash tag #FindMargo.

    A D.C. man has been reunited with his dog after it was stolen in a burglary -- and after he took to News4 and social media, desperate to find her.

    Eric Peterson said his cockapoo, Margo, was found on Benning Road in northeast Washington Saturday morning, after a tipster saw the dog's picture on News4 or on social media.

    Police responded and found Margo, as well as some of her belongings, which the burglars had stolen.

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    News4's Pat Collins told the story of Peterson's break-in and his desperate search for Margo on News4 on Friday. The story was popular on social media, with people sharing posts with the hash tag #FindMargo.

    "She's my family," Peterson said in the interview, visibly moved by the loss of his pet.

    "I mean, I don't have any kids, so I wouldn't want to equate my dog with a child, but she's my companion. She's who I come home to."

    The break-in happened near 14th and D streets in Northeast, near Lincoln Park. The thieves, who apparently broke in through a basement door, took other valuables: The TV, two iPads, a laptop.

    But they also opened Margo's crate and took the 2 1/2 year old cockapoo that Peterson has had since she was a puppy. They even took one of her leashes from a hook near the front door.

    Peterson offered a reward of $10,000, no questions asked. It's not yet known if that reward will be paid.