Stolen dog returned to NY man who refused to leave CA without it

Chihuahua-terrier mix "Emily Lane" pictured with her owner, Juan Cruz, in an undated photo.

A stolen Chihuahua-terrier mix was reunited with its rightful owner early Monday after a man said he would not return to his New York home until he found it.

A group of teenagers found "Emily Lane" around 1:30 a.m. near Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard and took it to a nearby pound.

Melinda Hughes, an employee of the pound, said she took the dog home after no one picked it up, and returned it to Juan Cruz after they got in contact.

She told Eyewitness News Cruz, who had originally offered a $5,000 reward for "Emily Lane"'s safe return, was very happy to have her back

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