Boston Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a vehicle with a dog in the backseat.
Officers located David Brady, 50, of Boston, around 5:33 p.m. Monday. Brady was taken into custody following a foot pursuit, which began at the Bremen Street Community Park and ended in the area of Brooks Street and Paris Street. Numerous Boston Police officers, with the assistance of the MBTA Police, were involved in the suspect's arrest.
Brady is accused of stealing Rosa Nese's SUV on Sunday in an East Boston parking lot in the area of 16 Trident Street.
Surveillance video from Sunday shows a man walking through the parking lot, hesitating, then getting in the Hyundai Santa Fe and driving away.
Nese's beloved dog, Chief, was in the rear seat of her SUV when he was stolen from outside of a city store.
Nese says she had just visited her mother's grave when she stopped at an East Boston convenience store at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday. She left the vehicle running, with the windows cracked and the air conditioning on because Chief was in the back.
When she came out minutes later, both were gone. Nese says she became "hysterical."
Nese's family, friends and neighbors searched desperately for the missing rescue dog.
Chief's owner says she didn't care about the vehicle, she just wanted her 8-year-old yellow Labrador retriever returned.
Around 2:30 Monday afternoon, the Everett Police Department located the stolen SUV at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett with Chief still inside the vehicle.
Nese was elated. She says her beloved dog had water but was scared and hungry. Chief was quickly given his favorite food with some much-needed medicine mixed in before going on a walk with his grateful owner.
Missing Dogs Massachusetts confirmed Monday afternoon the vehicle was found in a cemetery with Cheif still inside. There were no signs of abuse or mistreatment, and the car did not appear to have been damaged.
"He rescued me, and I rescued him," Nese told NBC10 Boston.
Brady will appear in East District Court on numerous charges including larceny of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
It's not immediately clear Monday when his court date is or if he has an attorney.