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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Man snatches $2,500 puppy from Minn. pet store

  • The pet store owner says a man carried the $2,500 male puppy like "a football" and fled with his getaway driver Monday.
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  • A puppy-snatching in Shakopee (SHAHK'-uh-pee) was caught on video surveillance.
    The pet store owner says a man carried the $2,500 male puppy like "a football" and fled with his getaway driver Monday.
    Store owner Heather Latko tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/105jndF) the store has video surveillance of the man with the 9-week-old longhair Chihuahua.
    Latko says the dog also has a tracking microchip, and the store has a description of the vehicle that took the puppy away.
    The video shows the man entering a puppy room and an employee bringing him the dog to hold. About a minute later, the man takes off with the puppy out of the Petland Shakopee's front door.
    Witnesses saw him get into a late-1990s, dark-blue Volkswagen Passat with an accomplice behind the wheel.

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