UPDATE: MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A stolen puppy has been returned to a 12-year-old boy in Tennessee whose family says he was shoved to the ground in the theft.
  
WREG-TV reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office returned the 4-month-old American Bully named Diamond to the boy on Tuesday.

John Black says Diamond was stolen over the weekend when a car pulled up near his son, who was walking Diamond in their Memphis neighborhood. He says a man got out of the car, shoved his son to the ground and fled with Diamond.

Authorities say a woman surrendered Diamond to Memphis police when she recognized it from news reports. She told officers an unknown person had given the dog to her son. Her identity hasn't been released.
  
An investigation into the theft is ongoing.
  


PREVIOUS STORY: MEMPHIS (AP) - A Tennessee family says a man jumped out of a car, shoved their child on to the ground and snatched the child's puppy.

WREG-TV reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the weekend theft. A sheriff's office release asks for help reuniting the 12-year-old boy and the 4-month-old American Bully named Diamond, who's white with a blue patch near her eye.

John Black says Diamond entered family less than two months ago and was meant to be his son's best friend. He says his son was walking Diamond near their Memphis home when a car pulled up behind him and a man got out. He says the man then shoved the child to the ground and fled with Diamond. Black says he's thankful his son wasn't taken.

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