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A photo of Jason Tharp's stolen SUV. (Courtesy Jason Tharp) A photo of Jason Tharp's stolen SUV. (Courtesy Jason Tharp)
A family photo of 6-month-old German short haired pointer Lexi. (Courtesy Jason Tharp) A family photo of 6-month-old German short haired pointer Lexi. (Courtesy Jason Tharp)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Jason Tharp says back on December 14 he stopped at the Walmart in Travelers Rest to buy supplies for a camping trip when his SUV and dog were stolen.

Tharp says he put his 6-month-old German short haired pointer Lexi in her crate in the cargo area of his SUV while he went inside.

"I looked back at her and she squeaked her toy and I said I would be back in a minute," said Tharp.

Tharp says when he came out of the store 30 minutes later his SUV and dog where gone.

"I don't have children so she is the closest thing I have to a daughter," Tharp said.

After filling out police reports, Tharp says he drove around for hours looking for his dog. He even began posting messages on online forums dedicated to off-roading hoping someone will notice his custom-built, 4x4, gold Toyota Land Cruiser.

Tharp has also mailed out flyers and bought commercial time during shows like Duck Dynasty, Moonshiners, Gold Rush and WWE Wrestling in hopes of tracking down his SUV and more importantly the dog he calls his best friend.

"That would be the only thing I could ever ask for or want for Christmas," said Tharp.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Travelers Rest Police Department.

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