A late model Ford pick-up truck wias stolen fron RaceTrac on Essen Lane with the owners dog was inside. ORG XMIT: oGG5iPflX53TXLQiJ6ZW

Honey, a dog that was in a truck that was stolen from Essen Lane on Tuesday, has been found safe, officials said.

The dog's owner left the pet in a running truck to go inside the RaceTrac store on Essen Lane, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said. The truck was stolen around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Honey is a nine-year-old vizsla.

Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokesperson with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, said the owner of a Plank Road body shop found Honey on his porch this morning and returned the dog to its owner. The truck has not been found yet. 

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