A US couple have been accused of attempting to sell their neighbour’s Rottweiler puppy on Craigslist, the online classifieds ads website.
The pair face three charges after it is alleged a Golden Retriever and Rottweiler puppy turned up on their property and, rather than try to locate the owners, they attempted to sell the Rottweiler online having given back the Retriever puppy to its owners.
According to court papers, the golden retriever was given back to its owner, but the owner later called police to say he believed the Rottweiler puppy was still at the neighbour’s home despite what he had previously been told.
When asked if they still had the puppy, the couple allegedly said no. Later, police were told that the puppy was seen in the yard.
Police confirmed that they questioned the couple who then admitted to selling the Rottweiler puppy on Craigslist for $50.
The puppy was recovered from a Pittsburgh woman who police said was unaware of the theft.
Charges have now been issued against the couple for not making a reasonable effort to return lost property, along with two further counts of conspiracy, and filing false reports.