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The Stolen Puppy Has Been Found! And There’s Video!

Maggie, the four-month-old Boston terrier stolen from her owner’s car Tuesday, has been returned home safe and sound. A teenager said she found the puppy still in her carrier near the Petworth Metro station on Wednesday. Maggie’s owners, Michael and Mary Kathryn Steel, told the Washington Post they wrote the girl a check for the promised $10,000 reward. Here’s the full story of Maggie’s ordeal. The couple’s tearful reunion with her was captured by WUSA 9.

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Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.