Carjacking victim gets both of her stolen dogs back
Frankie Rey was returned Friday
APOPKA, Fla. – A woman who was carjacked June 29 has regained possession of both of her dogs that were stolen in the incident.
Eileen Pagan was at a gas station on North Orange Blossom Trail on June 29 when Deon Sykes, 14, asked her for a ride.
"She said she would take him to a particular location. Somewhere throughout the way (to) where he asked her to take him, he carjacks her, beats her, pepper sprays her, kicks her out of the vehicle and takes off in her vehicle," Jeff Williamson, with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, said.
Deputies said Pagan, who suffered injuries to her face, went to a nearby house and called 911, telling them Sykes took off with her two dogs inside.
One good Samaritan spotted Pagan's missing white poodle mix, Frankie Rey, hiding under her house near Fudge Road. The dog was reunited with Pagan early Friday.
Another good Samaritan spotted her missing Chihuahua on the side of 441 near Apopka Airport around 10 a.m. Sunday.
The dog was taken to a veterinarian, who scanned its microchip and was able to locate Pagan's friend.
The Chihuahua had reportedly been hit by a vehicle, but did not suffer broken bones or any significant injuries.
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