Dog Caught Stealing Toys Donated for Children

by Luke Jones on

Check out the funny story of a therapy caught dog stealing toys that are meant for kids this Christmas!

You may have heard of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, but have you seen the dog who steals Christmas? One cheeky pooch has forgotten his Christmas spirit this year and is stealing toys.

A therapy dog has been stealing toys that were donated for children in need. The thief in questions is Ben, a cuddly Golden Retriever who has been snatching up the gifts during the holiday season. Once he has the toys, ben is hoarding them in his secret lair like a true super-criminal.

Therapy Dog Caught Stealing Toys

Franklin Police Department in Massachusetts has been collecting toys during a partnership with the Santa Foundation.

“We’ve had several officers that have worked very hard to make sure that some of the kids in town and the community that have needs will have something to open on Christmas,” Deputy Chief James Mill told news station WFXT TV.

Toys started mysteriously going missing, so, the officers opened an investigation. However, they soon found the sticky paws of one suspect… Ben!

“When Ben saw the toys, he thought they all belonged to him,” Mill told the station.

Image: The Santa Foundation Facebook


Officers starting “tailing” Ben and soon found the naughty dog carrying a baby doll by its carry handle. The dog tried to escape but the cops followed back to his hideout under a desk. There, they found the lost toys, each too covered in dog slobber to be saved.

However, this is a hilarious story, not a sad one! Franklin Police say they have replaced each of the toys. This Christmas, the kids will receive their gifts, and Ben will remember this holiday season forever.

“We learned an extremely valuable lesson today,” the department wrote alongside a video of Ben stealing the doll. “When you have a classroom full of toys ready to be shipped off to the Santa Foundation, you should…. 1. Close the door to the classroom or 2. Keep the toys elevated.”

What do you think of Ben, the therapy dog caught stealing toys?

Written by: Luke Jones

Luke is a professional writer who is always on the lookout for fun stories all around the world, including all the latest in the world of celebrities. You can contact Luke at [email protected]