A dog stolen from a Texas family was found five years later. The City of Borger said in a Facebook post that an animal control officer recently picked up a stray German shepherd and scanned the canine for a microchip. The dog’s microchip identified her as Sheba, a pet stolen five years earlier from Stephanie Malstrom’s home in Baytown, Texas, a town about 600 miles away. Malstrom said in 2018 that the then-2-year-old dog has been stolen when she wandered up to a stranger’s pickup truck outside her home.
"(The animal control officer) scanned the animal and determined that she did indeed have a chip," a Borger news release read. "He looked up the owner's information in the microchip database and contacted the owner. Much to his surprise, the owner stated the animal was stolen from Baytown, TX (over 4 years) ago!"