Was it dog-napping or puppy love?

May 10, 2014

Maybe it was a dog-napping.

Maybe it was only puppy love gone wrong.

A Hood County woman called the Sheriff’s Office on May 1 reporting that someone grabbed her German shepherd puppy and took off with it.

The person showed up at her house in response to her newspaper ad offering to sell the animal, she said.

She wrote down the license plate number of the vehicle and reported the incident as a theft at 11:30 p.m.

A patrol deputy spotted and stopped the vehicle but heard a different take on the story.

“They advised they paid for the dog but didn’t have a receipt,” Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

No arrest was made, Rose said.

However, the puppy was returned to its original owner within an hour and a half “in fine shape,” the woman said, praising the Sheriff’s Office for the quick recovery of the puppy.

Rose said the dog’s original owner did not want to file charges, so it became a civil matter rather than a criminal case. Meanwhile, the person who had taken the dog told the deputy “that they would take the people (the dog’s owner) to court” over the dispute, Rose said.

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