Man Pays $10,000 to Get Dog Back
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] For those of you who have not yet heard the story of Frank Compton
and his dog, Sandy, let me see if I can summarize it for you. Frank Compton is an 80-year old widower living with his dog, Sandy, in Rancho Calaveras, California. He and his dog have lived alone since Frank's wife died four years ago. On July 20th, Sandy vanished. When the dog didn't return by morning, Frank went around town hanging up fliers asking for help finding his companion. Later that afternoon, he got a call, but it wasn't from a friendly citizen trying to help.
Instead, the caller claimed to have his dog, but demanded $10,000 for Sandy's safe return. The caller told him that if he didn't pay up, his dog was a goner. Frank couldn't let anything happen to his beloved pet, so he agreed to meet the caller with the money. Frank gathered up the $10,000, which represented about half of his life-savings, and met the "dognapper" at the agreed location. When he arrived, the thug pulled a knife and demanded the money. Frank was told that his dog was just up the road waiting for him, so he gave the assailant the money and went in search of his Sandy. Sandy, unfortunately, was nowhere to be found.
Fortunately, the story doesn't end there. Later that day, Sandy returned. Frank heard a door slam outside his house and a minute later, he heard Sandy's familiar bark in the back yard. Some anonymous stranger had returned his dog. He doesn't believe that the "dognapper" ever actually had Sandy.
Amélie Mauresmo, 2009 GDF Suez, 2007 Proximus Diamond Games, 2006 World No. 1 ,Wimbledon Champion, Proximus Diamond Games, Gaz, Australian Open, 2005 YEC, Advanta Chamionships, Italian Open, Proximus Diamond Games, 2004 World No. 1, Advanta Championships, Generali Linz, Rogers Cup, Italian Open, German Open, 2003 J&S Cup, Advanta Championships, 2002 Rogers AT&T Cup, Dubai Open, 2001 Gaz, Nice, Amelia Island, and Eurocard Ladies German Open, 2000 Adidas International, and 1999 Bratislava Champion
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Last edited by Sonja; Oct 7th, 2004 at 01:31 AM.