By Steve Shaw
Midwest City, OK (KWTV/CNN) - A retired Oklahoma trooper is offering a ten thousand dollar reward for the return of his best friend's dog.
The Australian shepherd was inside the truck when it was taken Friday.
Mike Swope still can't believe it.
"I thought it was a joke. I thought somebody, you just don't fathom the fact the truck is gone, especially with that dog in there," said Swope.
Swope and Martin Kirkley left Kirkley's dog Chlose in the back seat of Swope's truck Friday afternoon. They locked the doors and left the truck running with the air conditioner on while they ran an errand on Southeast 59th Street in the Valley Brook area.
Swope says he and Kirkley were gone less than an hour.
[Reporter]: "How do you get into a locked running vehicle?"
"I don't know. I don't know if they busted the window out, I don't know," said Swope.
Chloe is a 5-year-old Australian shepherd.
Since word of this first got out Friday, family and friends have distributed hundreds of fliers across the metro area.
"I've had people from Georgia call me, you know, about the dog," said Swope.
Several social media sites have also been buzzing about Chloe and the reward money as well.
[Reporter]: "How much sleep you got since Friday?"
"About four hours," said Swope.
[Reporter]: "I mean it's an important situation."
"I mean, they're family. It's one of their kids. It's like getting their kid stolen. Not many people can offer up ten grand to get a dog back," said Swope.
Police tracked down the stolen truck Monday.
They found it in a parking lot, but there was no sign of the dog.