The story of Trucker the pit bull would be weird under any circumstances. After all, he disappeared in Arkansas in June only to turn up almost four months later in Central City, Colorado. But the tale becomes that much stranger given the circumstances of his rescue: A Good Samaritan bought him from a homeless man who’d reportedly tried to trade him for pot.
Here’s how the incident’s described in an October 19 post on the Clear Creek/Gilpin County Animal Shelter Facebook page:
Success story! Trucker, a 4 year-old male Pit Bull, was stolen in Arkansas on June 29. On Friday, a Good Samaritan brought Trucker to the shelter after a homeless man, who could not care for the dog, sold him to her for $50. Luckily Trucker had a microchip, with up-to-date registration information, which led us to his owners, who were in tears when they learned he was safe. Trucker’s family made the 15-hour drive from Fayetteville, AR to Dumont and had a happy reunion this morning.