Money or true animal love? ´Rightful owner´ of Wendy claims Steve-O stole his dog

P ercy Poma Loli, a 44-year-old businessman from Huaraz caught the attention of the national press claiming that his dog named “Candy” is the same one which was adopted by British stunt actor Stephen Gilchrist Glover, also known as Steve-O, who was in Huaraz last year.

According to the man, his pet was one year and three months old when it was stolen when he realised that the cult hero had it in his possession. Poma Loli showed the national press some family pictures of trips and pointed out that his dog was not street dog, but lived with him all the time. Poma Loli contacted Steve-O a couple of times on Facebook but didn’t get a reply. ¨What you have done is kidnap and take my dog, and it is worth knowing how you could leave the country with her. I am getting advised to denounce this act and to make it public¨, he stated. Days passed by and Poma Loli felt forced to ask for help from nationwide newspaper El Comercio. ¨Gentlemen of El Comercio, I request your support in order to recover my dog called ‘Candy’, taken by Mr. Steve-O, who in a supposed act of good faith has robbed and kidnapped my dog¨.

Strangely, Poma Loli claimed that his dog went missing in November. However, The Huaraz Telegraph found out that Steve-O and his friends visited Huaraz in the beginning of August 2017. This information was confirmed by Huaraz citizen Elina Koivula-Herrera, originally from Finland, who contacted Poma Loli and said to have coordinated Steve-O´s project during his stay in Huaraz. She informed: ¨Dog Wendy was found in the streets of Huaraz in the first week of August. Before that, she had been wandering for more than a month around the Parque del Periodista. In the first week of September the dog was taken to Lima and later to the USA. Your dog Candy is one year and three months old. The dog that Steve-O took was five years old, according to veterinarians in Huaraz and Los Angeles. I believe they are different dogs. Get your act together and start looking for yours. I hope you find her

Local chef Jean Pierre Urteaga also caused some headaches for Poma Loli. He published the following on his Facebook page: ¨After the false complaint that Steve-O stole his dog, Mr. Percy Poma Loli just blocked me! Panamericana TV just contacted me and we had an exclusive interview that will be released in the next few hours! The only thing this gentleman is looking for is his own economic benefit. I never wrote him any message, only I shared his publication questioning it publicly. He must have been scared because he has blocked me and therefore the publication has disappeared! You will be unmasked Percy Poma Loli. Do not take advantage of the situation. Wendy is a lot older than 1 year and a couple of months and even gave birth to puppies. She was even taken care of by my person in my own house and later I offered her puppies for adoption! Wendy always lived on the streets, always

In a recent video published by the stunt actor, ´Wendy´ is clearly seen underfed, hungry and totally dirty. Additionally, the dog was found in the centre of the city at a place where it seemed to sleep during the day, making it almost impossible that no other family members or friends of Poma Loli would have noticed the dog before.

Although some opinions of Facebook users are divided, the vast majority said not to believe the businessman from Huaraz. Roberth Alex H. states that Poma Loli simply wants money. Karen Maldonado Huapula thinks that Poma Loli is an ungrateful man who’s looking for Steve-O´s wallet or maybe five minutes of fame. Antony Dasilva Gutierrez stated that the Wendy has a much better life now. Jhonny Vargas said that both dogs shown in the pictures are not the same because their ears and neck are clearly different. Many others said to believe that the businessman from Huaraz was an opportunist looking for fame and fortune.

Photo: Same dog?

2 Responses to “Money or true animal love? ´Rightful owner´ of Wendy claims Steve-O stole his dog” Subscribe

  1. Dawn April 5, 2018 at 09:48 #

    Thats not the same dog ears different colour no white on chest. Come on guys hes after money!!!

  2. Angela May 22, 2018 at 09:48 #

    Steve-o is not British. Lol

Leave a Reply

*

Huaraz bodybuilder to participate in Joe Weider´s Mr. Olympia Amateur, Spain

Willian Cáceres Tarazona from Huaraz will represent Peru at Mr. Olympia Amateur in Alicante, Spain during the fourth edition of […]

Alianza Lima suffers shock defeat in Huaraz against Sport Rosario

An efficient performance by Huaraz-based club Sport Rosario saw the Auriazules overcome a lacklustre Alianza Lima 3-2 at Rosas Pampa […]

Alisa Clamen after completing Santa Cruz Trek: “It felt like I completed something Jesse couldn’t”

Jesse Galganov´s mother Alisa Clamen looked incredibly tired when the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph met her yesterday morning for […]

Jesse´s father keeps his promise and heads to the Santa Cruz Trek

Though one day delayed, at six o´clock sharp this morning, Todd Galganov left Huaraz by private car heading for the […]

Thirty-five people got killed in traffic accidents in Ancash between January and April

In just four months there were already 235 reported traffic accidents in the Ancash region, killing 35 people and more […]

Hotel San Sebastian and 13 Búhos gain spots in newest edition of Rough Guides

Although most travellers nowadays carry tablets, smart phones and even laptops to gather their tourist information while exploring a foreign […]

Without a budget, the Peruvian Army and Police Force start a massive four-day search for Jesse Galganov next week

There are anxious days ahead for Todd Galganov who is getting everything done to prepare for what appears to be […]

A troubled father who deserves the compassion of a city

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Todd Galganov, Jesse´s father for the first time. A […]

Todd Galganov eager to meet either Canadian PM or President Trump in order to find Jesse

Between April 13 and 14, the eighth edition of the Summit of the Americas will be held at Lima, Peru […]

Todd Galganov in tears during dramatic press conference; ¨where is my son¨?

Jesse Galganov, the now 23-year-old backpacker from Montreal, Canada, has been missing for 180 days and sadly, so far there […]

An average of almost two Peruvians per day go missing in Peru; never to be found

On the 8th of February during his television programme Beto a Saber, Peruvian journalist Beto Ortiz shared some  incredibly worrying […]

Trio of female mountaineers to share their experiences in the Cultural Centre

This 17th of February three female mountaineers (Flor Cuenca, Tana Mejía and Malú Espinoza) will share their experiences with amateur […]

Local tourism operator worried about unexpected closure of Hatun Machay

Rosario Pilar Obregón Domínguez´ reign at Hatun Machay keeps worrying local tourism operators. The psychologist from Huaraz was granted by […]

Lima Airlines becomes seventh national airline operating in Peru; Huaraz not on destination list

Six airlines control the domestic Peruvian air market and now a seventh operator enlists its next entry. Last Saturday, Lima […]

Jesse Galganov´s reward increased up to S/ 100.000 (30.000 U$ approx.)

The return to Peru for Alisa Clamen couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. She was supposed to arrive […]

Update: Search for Jesse Galganov continued, mother on her way to Huaraz

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Gideon Harari from Israel, specialised in intelligence services and investigation, that the search for […]

Unasam inaugurates museum that will exhibit research of its archeology students

With the presence of the main regional and local authorities, the National University Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo (Unasam) inaugurated a […]

Jackass’ Steve-O filming in Huaraz and adopts a street dog called Wendy

Huaraz regularly attracts the attention of thrill-seeking adventure-hunters for its high altitude hikes and daring climbs, but the city is […]