Hunt for missing dog in Fountain ignited child enticement scare

Jesse Paul jesse.paul@gazette.com - Updated: January 31, 2014 at 2:31 pm • Published: January 31, 2014 | 2:30 pm 0

Two men searching for their lost dog prompted a child enticement investigation Thursday evening in Fountain.

In the end, the dog was found and a community breathed a sigh of relief.

A girl told police that while she was walking home from school in the early afternoon in the 6000 block of Fountain Ridge Circle, two men in a newer model, dark-colored pick-up truck began following her. The victim said that the truck's passenger asked her if she had seen his puppy.

As the girl approached her home, her stepfather, who was working in the front yard, saw the truck. Police say the stepfather saw the passenger door of the truck open, then heard the passenger curse and tell the driver to "Go, go, go!" The truck sped off.

"It was not enticement," said Bill Elder, deputy chief of the Fountain Police Department. "These people were out looking for their dog Coco. Instead of Coco, the stepfather heard "Go, go, go!"

Elder said the dog was located by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and returned to its owner.

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Contact Jesse Paul at 476-4809. Twitter @JesseAPaul.

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