JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!
@young_bluh, @PurpleMirage/Twitter

All's well that ends well for a California woman after the story of the bizarre theft of her pug Andrew by a cable guy ends with him returned home.


Let's face it, when it comes to customer service the reputation of cable companies is about as bad as it gets.

But bad customer service took on a whole new meaning Monday after a Spectrum cable employee was caught on camera stealing a dog from the California woman's home.

Fortunately for Andrew and his owner the heartbreaking story had a happy ending when he was returned home the following day.



When 21-year-old Melissa Cortez returned from work on Monday to the Rubidoux, California home she shares with her mother and sister she discovered that her pug Andrew was missing.

After combing the neighborhood and checking local shelters Melissa's search came up empty. Lucky for Melissa though her family's neighbor had surveillance footage showing what had happened to Andrew.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Monday Andrew was let out of the house to run around the yard. That's when a Spectrum employee walked up to Cortez's home and grabbed Andrew from the yard before taking off with him in a company van.


"I was angry and upset at first, just thinking that someone took him," Cortez told the Orange County Register on Tuesday.

"But to see someone who people usually trust to be in their homes felt like an even bigger violation."

Cortez filed a report with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department after failing to reach a Spectrum representative through the company's automated phone system.

The cable provider eventually reached out to Cortez after the footage of the incident went viral on Twitter.

Andrew was quickly recovered and returned home early Tuesday morning by a Spectrum security employee.


Along with Cortez's family and neighbors, Twitter was overjoyed by the happy reunion.











Grateful, Cortez and her sister credit social media for Andrew's return.

"I don't know if I would have gotten my baby back if it wasn't for social media and people who spread the word," said Cortez.


According to a spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department no arrests have been made.

Spectrum spokesman Dennis Johnson says the employee responsible has been fired.

Image by Pezibear from Pixabay

What is in the water in the United States that compels people to walk around in their homes with their shoes on? Try doing that in South Korea––people would be so mortified. I have a sibling whose apartment is carpeted from wall to wall and who walks around inside with his shoes on all the time, tracking in any manner of dirt and dust from outside. Egad! I get chills just thinking about it. And as an American, it's something I've noticed people from other countries love to comment on.

We learned a lot more about things that are considered normal in other countries after Redditor monitonik asked the online community,

"What's normal in your country that's considered weird in others?"
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The brain a fascinating part of the body. No, its the most fascinating.

Scientists have said for years that we'll never know all about the brain and its functions.

So if it is so fascinating and so capable and awesome... why does it stall? Why does it overload?

Why aren't we all gifted with photographic memory? The brain definitely has a full storage issue. And we all suffer.

Redditor u/MABAMA45 wanted everyone to fess up to and just embrace all the things the brain can't handle by asking:

What can your brain just not comprehend?
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay

It's okay to hate things.

Keep reading... Show less
Jan Vašek/Pixabay

Going to college is an exciting experience. You meet new people, learn about the world and the inner workings of society, and make lasting friendships. As fun (and expensive *cough, cough*) as higher education can be there is a reason that only one-third of the US population 25 and older have been able to complete a four-year degree program. It is hard and burnout is real.

Going through university was filled with both happiness and sometimes tears for me. I loved school and found my classes interesting, dove into extracurriculars, and had that perfectionist drive to get all A's... totally not sustainable. It hit me I was totally burnt out about two years in while enrolled in an algebra class.

Keep reading... Show less