Orlando man robbed of his French bulldog at gunpoint, search for stolen dog continues


ORLANDO, Fla. – Johnny Matos desperately wants his French bulldog Bugsy back.

“It was heartbreaking, it was too much, it’s a real burden that we’re bearing right now,” said Matos.

Matos said he was on his nightly stroll with Bugsy through The Enclave subdivision in Orlando when he spotted a vehicle following him. He said he never thought what horror he would experience moments later.

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“He came up to me and said ‘give me the dog or I’ll pop you,’ and then you look at the gun and just think, what am I doing, he said.

“I hand him my dog ​​and it was the look at my dog ​​when I handed him over that followed me.”

The thief caught Bugsy, ran away on foot, and jumped into a getaway vehicle.

“The Audi they drove was silver, the brakes were so clear, if you heard them you’d turn around to look because it was that kind of noise that was coming from them,” said Matos.

The Orange County Sheriff’s office responded to the incident. It has been four days since the dognapping, but Matos said the emotions are still rough.

Luckily it was like a little car right there, so I ducked a little behind the car and called 911, ”said Matos.

Matos said Bugsy has been part of the family for his wife since the pandemic began. He calls Bugsy the family’s COVID pet and can’t believe someone would forcibly kidnap him.


“Whoever did this, it’s only a matter of time before your door is kicked in,” he said. “He will be back. I have a belief that he will be back.”

Matos said the subdivision that this happened in had surveillance videos and investigators will also be collecting surveillance videos from neighbors.

If you have any information on Bugsy’s whereabouts, contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Janet Smith