Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pug Snatched in Early Morning Burglary
Police responded to a burglary Tuesday morning at an east Anchorage home—the caller said one of her dogs had been taken.
Pugs Snuffy and Spooky are safe and sound after an early morning dognapping at an east Anchorage home.
Anchorage police responded to a burglary Tuesday around 6 a.m. to a residence at the 300 block of South Flower Street—the caller told police one of her dogs had been taken.
The pugs’ 77-year-old owner saw a woman, later identified as Sherry Smith, 39, standing in her bedroom. Smith told the 77 year old she was at the home visiting the woman’s daughter.
However, the woman told Smith that she has no daughters.
The woman promptly told Smith to leave her house, pushing her toward the door, according to police.
On her way out the door, Smith snatched 3-year-old Snuffy and fled the house on foot.
Snuffy’s owner got in her vehicle and apparently followed Smith for several blocks, asking for her pug’s return.
Shortly before police caught up with the two women, the suspected pugnapper put Snuffy into the woman’s vehicle through the window.
Police said Smith was quickly apprehended.
While she was being handcuffed, Smith told police that the woman has “too many pets in her home.”
Smith had what appeared to be shed pug hair on her jacket and showed obvious signs of intoxication, according to police.
Sherry Smith is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft with bail set at $2000 with a condition of sobriety required for release.