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Woman relocates neighbor’s barking dog

A California woman, apparently weary of her neighbor’s barking dog, kidnapped a white Maltese named Spike, drove him 15 miles away and abandoned him, police say.

Diane M. Brown, 42, an officer at a San Diego County correctional facility, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property, according to police in Hemet.

Brown had filed multiple noise complaints about Spike with Riverside County Animal Services, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

On the day Spike went missing, Brown was spotted unloading the dog from the trunk of her car outside a water district building in the town of Beaumont, Animal Services Sgt. Lesley Huennekens said. A surveillance camera captured Brown when she returned to the scene to remove to dog’s collar.

Two water district employees took Spike to a veterinarian, who located the dog’s owners by scanning a tracking chip embedded under the animal’s skin. The dog was unharmed.


Comment from MG
Time October 27, 2008 at 1:36 pm

I think a neighbor should stuff Diane in a trunk and drive her waaaay out of town and abandon her or maybe if she gets some jail time,her cellmates can teach her a lesson about compassion for animals.