The Indianapolis Colts and punter Pat McAfee have made good on a promised reward for whoever found the puppy stolen from team equipment manager Troy Glendenning.
The dog was stolen along with multiple piece of Colts memorabilia last month from Glendenning's home and the team quickly put up a reward for whoever returned the boxer puppy, which Glendenning had named Vegas.
The Drake family of Nashville, Ind., had just purchased a boxer when they saw on the news that their new dog matched the missing pup, so they contacted the authorities, according to the Indy Star.
"We started matching up markings and I thought, 'Oh my, that's the dog,'" said Sarah Drake.
Rain Drake, 8, added that she was sad to see her new friend go, but happy to have done the right thing.
The story ends well for everyone, as Rain has a new puppy she named Precious, in addition to the undisclosed amount the team and McAfee gave as a reward.
The team also gave a reward to the couple who kept Vegas in their home for a night for a friend, before realizing the dog was stolen property. The Star reports the pair gave all the information they had to police, who are still investigating the incident
- Brendan Maloy