Man's Dog Stolen From Golf Course, Gruesome Outcome

December 22, 2007 | By Matt Van Hoven | Category: Strange But True | 586 comments
Tags: strange but true, dogs

HAWAII - An Oahu, Hawaii man is devastated after his dog was reportedly stolen from a golf course and later killed for food.

Frank Manuma was at the Moanalua Golf Club last Sunday to play a round of golf. With management's permission, he leashed his dog Caddy to a utility shed in a shaded area while he played.

When he came back, Caddy was gone. Golf course management notified staff of the missing dog. Someone later come forward and said they saw two men stuffing the animal into a car.

The two suspects were arrested for second-degree theft, but have since released.

The eight-month-old German shepherd-lab mix was Manuma's regular golfing buddy. He says that's how she got her name.

No word yet on why he tied her to the shed that day or if the culprit's motives were driven by anything other than hunger. One of the suspects claims he killed the dog to feed his family.

Two years ago, a bill that would have made this type of offense a felony went before Hawaii state legislatures. That move didn't pass.

For more on Hawaii's pet laws and how you can petition leadership there, go to

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Katie M.

Katie M.
5 years ago

I would never leave my dog out of my site in public. There are all sorts of crazy people out there.

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6 years ago

The poor man--what a horrible thing to happen.

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