A helicopter traffic reporter whose ratings have begun to slip is saved by Barabbas, a giant St. Bernard who stows away on his helicopter one day. As the dog becomes a regular on his show, the ratings soar. Unfortunately, the dog's a kleptomaniac.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
My Dog, The Thief
An oversized canine's criminal caper results in high-flying comedy in MY DOG, THE THIEF. Jack Crandall (Dwayne Hickman) flies a helicopter for a radio station. But Crandall's traffic reports are caught in a bad-ratings tailspin ... until a huge St. Bernard dog named Barabbas stows away on the craft, sending the program's ratings through the clouds! But both Crandall and his girlfriend Kim (Mary Ann Mobley) are unaware that Barabbas is a hopeless kleptomaniac until the dog graduates to the world of high crime by casually lifting a million-dollar necklace from a team of professional jewel thieves. Join the fun in a hilarious adventure that'll have the whole family dizzy with laughter!