A Polish woman could not believe her eyes when her pet dog found its way home - after being dognapped 30 miles away.
Edyta Kowalska, 44, from Sochaczew, had gone to the capital Warsaw for the day with her two-year-old Dachshund, Cherry.
But as they walked down the road a car suddenly pulled up and three masked men jumped out. The trio bundled the dog inside a car and sped off.
"It was terrifying. They leapt out of their car and ran over towards me. I thought they were going to attack me, but instead they grabbed Cherry, jumped back in the car and drove off," said Edyta.
"I went to the police and filed a report, but I don't think they took it very seriously.
"But I was beside myself with grief, and just couldn't understand why they had taken Cherry and what they would do to her."
For five days, Edyta fretted until she looked out of her kitchen window to see Cherry trotting up the garden path.
"I couldn't believe it. She was a bit thin and bedraggled, but she had made it home," she said.
"I'll never know what happened and why they took her, but now she's back and that's all that matters."