Woman arrested for stealing man's dog

Colorado woman arrested for stealing dying man’s dog

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A Colorado woman, accused of stealing a man’s dog as he was dying inside of a Longmont convenience store, has been arrested. As reported by the New York Post, Longmont Police arrested 30-year-old Melody Mellon for the theft of 59-year-old Robert Corbey’s therapy dog.

Corbey was in the midst of what turned out to be a fatal seizure on the day that Mellon allegedly whisked his dog Sampson away. The dog was later retrieved by Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur who spotted the dog with a couple who was walking on Main Street, reports CBS Denver.

The couple told Deputy Satur that a woman had given them the dog. The police were able to return “Sammy” to Corbey’s family in what is described as an “emotional” reunion.

Stolen dog

On August 1, the police department recounted Mellon’s subsequent arrest:

Early this morning just before 5 am, 8/1/19, Longmont Police responded to a call for service to investigate a motor vehicle theft involving suspect Melody Mellon, age 30. During their investigation, Ms. Mellon was also identified as the suspect in the missing Sampson (dog) investigation.

As a result of their investigation, Ms. Mellon was arrested on several outstanding warrants, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and the auto theft. Ms. Mellon was also issued a municipal summons for theft of the dog. Ms. Mellon was transported to the Boulder County Jail.

(Image of Mellon via CBS Denver screenshot)

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