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Stolen mule found in Escondido, suspect arrested

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The image of a white mule, known as "Little Girl" who was stolen provided by Escondido Police Department. The image of a white mule, known as "Little Girl" who was stolen provided by Escondido Police Department.

ESCONDIDO (NEWS 8) - A white mule, known as "Little Girl," was found Monday after being reported missing. Widespread news and social media coverage resulted in information that led officers to Little Girl. 

Officers arrested David Martinez, a 28-year-old resident of Escondido and charged him with Grand Theft.

Escondido Police Officers reunited Little Girl the mule with its owner. Little Girl is in good health and does not appear to have been injured.

According to authorities, Little Girl was tied up with her owner sleeping close by when she was untied by a pair of suspects.

The search for the missing mule included covering surrounding neighborhoods by ground and with the assistance of San Diego Sheriff helicopter.

Little Girl's owner is a frequent visitor to Escondido as he travels the state with two additional mules and has pictures of the mule displayed on his website at 3mules.com.

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