DORI MONSON

Dori: Capitol Hill dog abduction highlights Seattle’s crime problem

Jan 26, 2022, 4:49 PM | Updated: Jan 27, 2022, 9:01 am
Pictured is Rza, a 9-year-old Rottweiler and Labrador mix, who was stolen from outside a Whole Food...
Pictured is Rza, a 9-year-old Rottweiler and Labrador mix, who was stolen from outside a Whole Foods on Capitol Hill in Seattle on Jan. 25. (Photo provided to the Dori Monson Show)
(Photo provided to the Dori Monson Show)

In the past 48 hours, the greater Seattle region has seen it all: multiple attempted carjackings, shootings, and a University of Washington student being tasered near campus.

Add to that list the broad daylight abduction of Rza – a gentle 9-year-old Rottweiler-looking family pet, who taken from her leashed spot in Capitol Hill’s Whole Foods parking lot.

The dog theft on Tuesday has owner Hana Hu distraught. Amid all the other crime happening in the region, she told The Dori Monson Show that the inhumanity of someone stealing her senior dog leaves her speechless.

Hu says witnesses and a security video described “two African American males in a newer model gray Honda Accord with a dented passenger-side rear door” tailing her before taking Rza (pronounced Rizza) into the vehicle during Hu’s three-minute errand in the store. No license plates are visible, she says.

The Dori Monson Show got a tip about the abduction, which seems to capture how wild crime has become.

“It’s not just ‘somebody took a dog on Capitol Hill,’” Dori told listeners. “It’s more than just a property crime.”

“I can’t even begin to think about what she’s going through,” Hu said about Rza. “It’s shocking. I’m at a loss for words.”

Seattle police encourage anyone who spots Rza to call them at 206-625-5011.

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Dori: Capitol Hill dog abduction highlights Seattle’s crime problem