An anonymous person gave him up
While the young man simply wanted to show his love for his travelling companion named Diggy, he was anonymously denounced by an internet user, following the photos he posted.
The authorities separated him from his dog
He owns a pit bull, which he adopted from a shelter, which is strictly forbidden in the state of Michigan because dogs of this breed are considered dangerous. Pit bulls are the targets of most bans and restrictions in the state. The municipal code states that:
While not breed specific, the following breeds of dogs shall be considered suspect as vicious and potentially dangerous
Then the listing several breeds, including the pit bull. Despite what the code says, the list seems quite breed specific...
So the police took his dog away from him, but Dan didn't leave it at that. He succeeded in getting his little fur ball back by proving to the authorities that his dog is not, in fact, a pit bull... and that he does have the right to own the animal!
A happy ending
See in the video above how the young musician managed to get his pet back: all's well that ends well!