Cops rescue hijacked dog

2012-10-12 12:23

Johannesburg - Two members of the Benoni flying squad rescued Jesse, a hijacked sausage dog, and one of them took care of her until she could be reunited with her owners, Beeld reported on Friday.

Warrant Officer Morne Jonker and his colleague, Constable Tefo Khahlise on Wednesday night followed the Tracker signal of a car stolen in Rooihuiskraal, Centurion.

According to police spokesperson Captain Pinky Tsinyane, they found the Volkswagen Polo in Tembisa, with a shivering Jesse staring out of the back window.

Jonker notified the owners of the car, and offered to take care of their dog until the next morning. The owner, Andrew Beet, 48, had gone to empty his postbox in Rooihuiskraal, Centurion, on Wednesday night when he was held at gunpoint by "a very friendly man who said he was going to take my car now".

Beet's other dog, Wally, also a dachshund, was kicked out of the car before the criminal drove off, but Jesse was thought to have hidden under the seat.

Beet and his partner Eleanor Momberg were overjoyed to be reunited with Jesse on Thursday, and said they could not thank the police enough.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-12 12:28

    well done in other news, I cant wait to hear Jub Jub's fate. Need to start my weekend on a happy note

      aarchaic - 2012-10-12 13:06

      its still raining so guess it will be postponed till end of next week if it keeps going like this...

      eva.walle.75 - 2012-10-12 13:15

      Jip ... major leak in the courtroom apparently ...

      Forgotten - 2012-10-12 14:20

      I agree Sanchez. I have been on and off news24 for just a bit of info of those murderers

      dimitripappas - 2012-10-12 14:51

      All sorts of leaks in the courtroom. Not just water - but justice too

      aarchaic - 2012-10-12 14:53

      WHAT A SUPRIZE!!! Johannesburg - The Protea Magistrate's Court concluded summing up the evidence of witnesses in the murder trial of musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala on Friday. Proceedings were delayed yet again, this time to Tuesday next week.

  • tanya.bevan.10 - 2012-10-12 12:34

    Oh,Thank God the dogs are safe now.WELL DONE TO THE FLYING SQUAD!!!!!

  • raymond.romans.5 - 2012-10-12 12:36

    Dash hound.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-12 13:18

      Thanks, my english is not great but "sausage dog" just sounded wrong.

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-10-12 16:49

      Deon would you have "lunch on legs"

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-10-12 22:06

      Fortunately the hijackers didn't leave Jesse in the "cat box".

      Tersia Louw - 2013-03-03 09:38


  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-12 12:45

    Bless those two policemen. There may be hope for us after all.

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-12 12:50

    Give those cops a bells. (when they come off duty)

  • cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-10-12 12:51

    What a lovely heartwarming story. It kind of restores your faith in our Police. So glad that Jesse is safe at home with her family.

  • tristan.g.muller - 2012-10-12 12:51

    I think the hijackers misunderstood , you need a k53 to drive , not a k9 XD

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-12 12:52

    Nice to read a story that makes you feel good and has a happy ending. Delighted the vehicle owner and his two dogs are all okay and that the hijacked dashi is home safely xx

  • carol.harvey.9406 - 2012-10-12 12:55

    Yaaay .... thumbs up !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-12 12:58

    good news on a Friday - LOVING IT !!

  • lielie.smit - 2012-10-12 13:00


  • Daniel Mah - 2012-10-12 13:03

    awesome story - bravo to the men in uniform this time

  • Shirley Van Heerden - 2012-10-12 13:16

    The true test of humanity is the ability to love and care for the non-humans amongst us. So sorry that so many lack a brain and a heart...

  • proudlysa.proudlysa - 2012-10-12 13:26

    Woow South Africa this sure is newsworthy

      marc.hugo.75 - 2012-10-12 14:27

      Its called 'good news', as apposed to you, which appears not to be. Please don't try to be representative of SA, per your moniker. With that mentality, you're an embarrassment.

      cassie.kruger1 - 2012-10-12 15:20

      Newsworthy as to the killing and murders of ordinary South Africans . Just yesterday two fellow south africans was burned to death and no noice was made about it yet a dog is more news worthy what bull

  • narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-10-12 13:28

    lovely story. and let us spare a thought for the polite and friendly hijacker... may he find a way to put his skills to better use

  • gerald.mphuthi - 2012-10-12 13:30

    Wow! I only knew of a hot dog, first time hearing about a sausage dog

  • ignatius.makhura - 2012-10-12 13:32

    Tata tembisa boy's they didnt want car to sell it,they wanted to use it yesterday to show off some swag at one of night club called boisantha,is what they normaly do every week.

  • julie.khan3 - 2012-10-12 13:38

    When will rthese thugs/savages stop with their hijackings,robberies,killings,looting,etc.etc.

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-12 13:50

    Awwww sweetness. I have some 'people' in blue friends who have hearts of gold.

      charmy1969 - 2012-10-12 14:10

      Why is the no recognition given to these hero's

  • Bfoq.Za - 2012-10-12 14:01

    Awesomeness! Give em each a bells and lock the damn highjacker up... Bloody agent

  • godesha - 2012-10-12 14:02

    I like good news such as this story. Well done to the Flying Squad members.

  • melanie.gardner.7528 - 2012-10-12 14:03

    now why cant all hijackers be so polite!!(crazy i know) Sure beats killing people for no reason!! So glad the dogs are ok!

  • brian.korobele - 2012-10-12 15:04

    Well done SAPS but I am worried with thumb down when we acknowledge the good works by SAPS.. it seems as people are supporting criminals...

  • annette.matthyser - 2012-10-17 10:06

    That is such a great story thank you for getting Jesse back we need more cops like you

  • jay.sean.792197 - 2012-10-18 10:01

    pigs save dogs! what are the chances

  • bronwyn.yarr - 2012-10-19 12:04

    Yay!!! love to positive stories in the news.

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