Dog-napper swipes pooch tied to tree for two hours

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


Somebody took off with a woman’s dog after she left it tied to a tree inside Prospect Park for two hours on July 29.

The dog’s owner told police she leashed her 2-year-old Yorkie, Gucci, to a tree inside the green space near Prospect Park West and Fifth Street at 1 pm, and left it there as she explored the Prospect Park Zoo until 3 pm, when she returned to discover somebody had taken off with the hapless pooch.

Investigators valued the dog at $950 — just short of the $1,000 value required to warrant a felony charge — and the 78th Precinct ruled the crime a misdemeanor petite larceny, according to police.

No arrests were made in the case, and it was closed, according to police.

Monster thirst

Cops arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly scamming a Ninth Street market out of 258 cans of Monster Energy drinks in a little over two weeks in July.

An employee told police the suspect began purchasing energy drinks at the grocery store between Fifth and Sixth avenues using a bogus bank account on July 5, and proceeded to swindle the business out of the stimulating soft drink until July 20.

The store reported the theft to police on Aug. 1, when cops picked the suspect up on a felony grand larceny charge, cops said.

Teen terrors

Some teen brats attacked a 13-year-old boy outside an Atlantic Avenue party store on July 30.

The victim told police that a group of kids started harassing him outside the retailer between Fort Greene Place and S. Portland Avenue at 6:30 pm, when one of them socked him in the face.

The kid requested medical attention, and his mother was called to the scene, cops said.

No arrests were made in the case, which was closed, according to police.

Pot luck

Police arrested a man for pot possession after he was found illegally double parked in an unregistered Chevy on Eighth Street on Aug. 1.

The reporting officer claims he caught the suspect near Fifth Avenue at 1 pm, and turned up a small amount of weed after searching his pockets.

Cops are charging the man with an unlawful possession of marijuana violation, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, August 15, 2018
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Joey from Clinton Hills says:
regarding the guy with the double parked car arrested for pot possession - I thought Brooklyn DA said no arrests for pot possession...I guess the cop was trying to get an early start on his August quota.
Aug. 15, 2018, 12:15 pm
Phil from Park Slope says:
I say that dog was liberated. How could she tied it to a tree for TWO HOURS?! Hopefully the dog is on to a better life.
Aug. 20, 2018, 2:25 pm

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