Online Dater Steals Date’s Dog

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When a Dover, New Jersey, resident went out on her first date with a man she met on an online dating community, she expected to have a good time and possibly find love, but instead she was deceived and became the victim of theft. Her date left her home with her flat screen TV and Yorkshire terrier pet called Violet.

The woman said the date happened Thursday night, April 17, 2014. Afterwards, the love birds returned to the woman’s apartment and she left him alone in the living room for some time, when she returned, her beloved pet and TV were gone.

Violet was stolen on a first date, but since then she has been reunited with her owner. Photo Credit: Dover Police Department
Violet was stolen on a first date, but since then she has been reunited with her owner.
Photo Credit: Dover Police Department

 

A police report was filed immediately and the victim hoped her date, known only to her as “Joel,” would return her pet safely.

The flat screen TV has an estimated value of $3,000 and the dog is estimated to be $4,000, but for the woman, her dog is worth a lot more than any set price.

Fortunately, this past Saturday Violet was returned to her rightful owner.

The Dover resident contacted police at 3 a.m. to let them know that her pet had been tied by its leash to the television set and that both had been left in the front yard of her Ann Street apartment.

Police had an open an investigation and since the date took place, and they had already identified the man by his full name, yet charges are still pending.

We’ve known that online dating could be dangerous but let’s make sure your possible love interest is not a thief or dognapper before you bring him or her home to meet your four-legged family members.

 

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