HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Maui woman is pleading for the return of her dog, which she says was stolen from a Kaanapali beach.
The incident happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Melissa Vicar said her dog, Godzilla, went missing while she was setting up a picnic at the beach.
Vicar said the 1 1/2-year-old black goldendoodle was running back and forth from the ocean to a picnic table over a 15-minute period.
When Vicar noticed that Godzilla had not run back to the table, she began to worry and started searching the surrounding grass area and asking beachgoers if they had seen her dog.
A tourist who had been sitting nearby told Vicar that he saw a woman in her 20s with dirty blond hair carrying Godzilla to the parking lot.
By the time Vicar ran to find her dog, Godzilla and the woman were gone.
Vicar said that she is worried for her dog.
“Please bring my dog back to me. My dog has high anxiety when he doesn’t see me, and he doesn’t like strangers. I just want to be reunited with my dog,” she said.
Godzilla was wearing a rasta-colored collar with no tag and also goes by the names Zilla or Z-Boy.
Vicar and her family have been posting fliers throughout Kihei and have been posting about her missing dog on social media.
She asks that if anyone sees her dog to call Melissa at 808-385-0183. Vicar is also offering $500 to anyone who finds her dog.