Dog found, but stolen truck still missing - - Jackson, MS

Dog found, but stolen truck still missing

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An ailing dog that was inside a truck stolen from a Jackson restaurant has been found, but the truck has not yet been recovered.

Bill Buffington said he left his 2011 green Ford F-250 King Ranch pickup running with the doors locked while he picked up lunch at Walker's Drive Inn on State Street Tuesday afternoon.

When Buffington returned to the parking lot, the truck and the dog were gone.

The dog, a tan and white hound-beagle mix named Simpson, was later found in Jackson's Belhaven neighborhood. The thieves had apparently put him out near the Fairview Inn on Fairview Street.

Simpson is 14 years old and suffers from kidney failure and requires daily medication, so Buffington was thankful for his return.

The truck has a Ducks Unlimited tag, number M28-8DU. Call Jackson police at (601) 960-1234 if you know where it might be.

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