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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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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.