Alert: Little Girl has been FOUND!!!


As was previously reported, Escondido Police have been actively searching for a stolen mule. Their efforts included searches of surrounding neighborhoods by ground and with the assistance of San Diego Sheriff helicopter. The story of the theft was shared via news media coverage, and social media posts.

3 Mules and the Escondido Police are happy to report that all of those efforts paid off. The widespread news and social media coverage resulted information that led officers to the mule. Officers have arrested David Martinez, a 28-year-old resident of Escondido was arrested on a charge of Grand Theft.

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

We thank the Three Mule Nation community and the Escondido Police Department for the caring support and tips that led to a happy ending in this case!

Escondido Police have confirmed that they have video of Little Girl being stolen around midnight Monday, February 26 from Grape Day Park in Escondido (N. Broadway and Clark St, south of the canal), while I was next to her asleep. 

The suspects untied the mule and were last seen leading the animal east along the flood control bike path from Broadway, adjacent to Grape Day Park.

The suspects are described as two males. One wearing a black and gray Pendleton style jacket with a gray hood.

Anyone with information can call Escondido Police at 760-839-4722. Anonymous tips can be left on our website at or by phone at 760-743-TIPPS.

Description 28-year old white mule, 15.5 hands, approx. 900-1000lbs, predominately white, reddish markings on ears and legs.

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Photos of Little Girl on what she would look like without her packs on:

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