Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and his 435,000 Instagram followers have helped find a missing dog.
The owners of the missing pitbull, named Mochi, had posted on Instagram the news that their pet was stolen out of their San Francisco home last weekend, along with pictures of the dog and the woman who stole her. Armstrong saw the post via former professional skateboarder and co-founder of punk label Adeline Records Jim Thiebaud. As CBS San Francisco reports, he then reposted the message to his followers and asked them to join in the search for the dog.
“Skateboarders can do anything,” Armstrong wrote. “Let’s help @DavidBaker @ @Cassniki bring their stolen dog Mochi home. Their SF apt was broken into two days ago and along with their personal belongings their dog Mochi was stolen as well… I spoke with David this AM. There is a full foot search today. Let’s add to it – on skateboards.”
In less than a day after Armstrong’s post and three days after Mochi first went missing, the dog was found and returned to her owners.
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Repost from @jimthiebaud Skateboarders can do anything – let's help @DavidBaker & @Cassniki bring their stolen dog Mochi home. Their SF apt was broken into two days ago and along with their personal belongings their dog Mochi was stolen as well. They have video of the person taking the dog away. There have been recent tips that the person taking the dog frequents and was seen yesterday in Civic Center / Tenderloin / Western Edition / Soma / Lower Haight areas. Mochi is approx 50 pound female Pitbull w/ white markings on her chest and front paws. I spoke with David this AM. There is a full foot search today. Let's add to it – on skateboards. We are offering a fat DLX box to any skater that peacefully helps Mochi find her way home. If you have any info or see Mochi please call: 1 (909) 382-1156 or the SFPD. #thankyouskateboarding #bringmochihome
Last month, Green Day were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts. They became the 48th act to be inducted in their first year of eligibility. “I had to go for a walk when I heard the news,” Armstrong said. “We’re in incredible company and I’m still trying to make sense of this. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has always held something special for me because my heroes were in there. This is a great time for us to sort of reflect and look back with gratitude.”