Of all the days for heartbreaking news, one would hope Valentine’s Day would be set aside out of respect.
Unfortunately for Richard Brooks, his black truck was stolen Monday morning while he was working out at Gold’s Gym on Monterey Road. Inside the GMC Yukon was his 14-year-old pug, Jessica. (In dog years, she is roughly 100.) The truck and pug have not been found yet.
Jessica was given to Brooks’ daughter as a gift more than a decade ago and reportedly has “fawn-colored” hair speckled with black and gray.
“If I never see that car again, I won’t lose an ounce of sleep,” Brooks told the Mercury News. “But Jessica? I won’t sleep ‘til we find her. She is just a treasure.”
Police are asking anyone with information about Brooks truck or Jessica to call 911.