Attorney claims public was 'duped' by Marine veteran in 'Bring Kai Home' search
KGTV San Diego
Feb 23, 2016
A Vista woman's plea to find her missing service dog is not all that it appears to be, according to the attorney representing the man accused of stealing the German shepherd.
Attorney Alex Ozols told 10News that former Marine Alexandra Melnick didn't tell the whole story about Kai, who she said disappeared from her Vista home around Thanksgiving 2014.
Melnick launched a massive search for Kai, claiming he was a registered service dog that helped her cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. Melnick created a "Bring Kai Home" Facebook page, went on TV and handed out thousands of fliers with Kai's picture, hoping for his return.
Kai was found 9 months later in Texas.
However, what was never revealed at that time was who Kai was living with. It was Melnick's ex-father-in-law.
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