• Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
    The Associated Press | April 21,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    DOVER, N.J. — A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.

    The woman called police early Saturday to say that her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV, and both were left in the front yard of her Dover home, the Daily Record of Parsippany reported. Violet appeared to be in good health.

    Authorities say the pair met on a dating site and went out for the first time Thursday night. After returning home, the woman said she became occupied in another room, leaving the man alone. When she returned, he was gone — and so were her dog, valued at $4,000, and her TV, worth about $3,000.

    The woman said she knew the man only as “Joel” and believed he lived in Elizabeth. Police said Saturday that they know the man’s identity and that charges could be filed, though the investigation is ongoing.

    Police said the man used the woman’s cellphone, so they dusted it for fingerprints. They also checked other locations that the short-lived couple visited on their date.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN Wire News
    AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors... Full Story
    Quake kills 159 in Italy; many missing
    Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal’s office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, ... Full Story
    Some schools resist ending corporal punishment
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s new line on immigration — “fair, but firm” — is leaving both... Full Story
    Immigration stances: Trump’s, Clinton’s, Obama’s
    More Articles