Olivia Munn has helped aid in the safe return of a pet pooch stolen by a dog walker who was using the app, Wag.
The actress, who is an investor in the ‘Uber for dog walking’ app, coordinated with police after a New York couple’s Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix was nabbed from their apartment on Thursday.
Sophie and Max Troper contacted Munn, 38, through Instagram when they returned to their Manhattan home to find their canine, Benny, missing.
The Tropers told ABC that only dog walkers on Wag have the codes to their apartment building, narrowing down the list of suspects who may have stolen their pooch.
The distressed pair pleaded with Munn to use her star power in order to bring Benny home – and the X-Men actress didn’t disappoint.
The Tropers say Munn spent all night on the phone with them, and she helpfully liaised with Wag staff and police in order to locate the little dog.
On Friday, cops finally found Benny, who had been dognapped by Wag user, Christian Madriaga, 22.
Madriaga was seen on apartment CCTV footage dressed in a red sweatshirt carrying little Benny from his home on Thursday.
He has now been charged with theft.
The Tropers thanked Munn in a photo they shared to Instagram that showed them posing with an NYPD detective after they were reunited with their dog.
They wrote: ‘BENNY WAS FOUND!!!!!!! We are so so so grateful to Detective Kaufman and the other officers from @nypd and @oliviamunn and everyone in the community for their help in bringing our angel home!!!!!
‘Benny was found at the residence of a wag walker and was rescued by an amazing detective from Precinct 1 NYPD’.
Munn issued similar sentiments, telling fans on Reddit on Friday evening: ‘I’ve been up all night. wanted to make sure we got Benny home safe with Sophie and Max. Huge huge gratitude to the NYPD and Detective Kaufman for working so hard and moving so fast to bring Benny home’.
Wag released a statement following Benny’s safe return saying that incidents of dog-napping are extremely rare.
The company started in 2014, and has raised $300 million in venture capital funds.
In addition to being an investor in Wag, Munn is also a creative strategist and spokeswoman, who appears in advertisements for the company.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Andrew Court