Some commuters who drive in the University City and La Jolla area may be crestfallen to learn that the bikini-wearing lady who was waving signs last week has found her dog. Someone dropped off Arlene Corona's chihuahua, Chipy, at the animal shelter on November 30.
Corona reportedly occupied the intersection of La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue for six days. Last week she told Fox News, "I'm willing to stand and freeze and starve outside in my bathing suit from 8 a.m. to, like, 6 p.m. every day until I get [the dog] back.”
ABC News and Inside Edition are among the national media outlets that reported Corona’s story. A November 24 report on twolittlecavaliers.com mentioned that Corona had gone to a pet psychic before taking to the street. The website also featured a prominent picture of her standing on the median of the intersection holding a sign.
Corona, a UCSD student, started her intersection campaign the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and gave up celebrating with her family.
It was first reported that a maintenance worker said he saw a girl snatch the dog at Corona's nearby La Jolla apartment building and that it was an eighth-grader who turned it in to the animal shelter.
As this story was being posted, ABC News was reporting that a high school student convinced a school nurse to turn in the dog.
Image from twolittlecavaliers.com report