Veteran’s emotional support canine, pickup truck found safe after being stolen


An area veteran’s emotional support canine and her pickup truck have been positioned after being stolen from an H-E-B car parking zone late final week.

The household of Karen Lucchesi, a US Marine Corps veteran and 28-year firefighter retiree, confirmed to KSAT on Sunday that each her canine and automobile have been found. Both have been taken out of an H-E-B car parking zone on Military Drive and Pleasanton Road on Thursday.

Earlier Sunday, somebody noticed Lucchesi’s canine, Hoochie, wandering down a avenue about two blocks away from the Alamodome, took an image and shared it on-line.

Her buddies noticed the net put up and instantly picked up the canine. Lucchesi’s household stated he’s “healthy and in good spirits.”

Unfortunately, her purple 2012 Ford F-150 pickup truck was found at an impound lot. Her household stated she’s working with the lot and with legislation enforcement to recuperate it.


An area veteran and San Antonio Police are asking for assist to find a PTSD help canine and a pickup truck stolen from an H-E-B car parking zone on the South Side.

Karen Lucchesi, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and 28-year firefighter retiree, stated her purple 2012 Ford F-150 pickup was reported stolen from the H-E-B close to Pleasanton Road and S.W. Military Drive on Thursday afternoon. She stated her 12-year-old male canine, Hoochie, was contained in the automobile she had left operating whereas she went into the shop.

“I left the car on for the A/C to be running. The window was a little cracked,” Lucchesi stated.

She stated the stolen automobile not solely had her canine inside but additionally her pockets and cellphone too. However, her important concern is retrieving her canine.

“I’ve suffered from depression for a long time, and he’s gotten me through some very difficult moments in my life. And he’s, even though he’s not a person, he’s still my best friend,” Lucchesi stated.

Hoochie is described as a brown senior pit bull combine canine with white hair round his mouth. Lucchesi stated it’s onerous for her canine to see and listen to.

H-E-B officers stated surveillance cameras present a person and a girl approaching the truck. The man drove away within the automobile, and the girl walked off.

Police have entry to the video. However, it’s not being launched to the general public at the moment.

There is a reward for the return of Hoochie and the truck. If you will have any info, you’re requested to name the San Antonio Police Auto Theft Unit at 210-207-7345.

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