October 31, 2014
COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) - A 27-year-old central Pennsylvania woman is
in the doghouse after allegedly selling her neighbors' West
Highland terriers on Craigslist for $150.
Brandi Anderson of Columbia says she found the tagless purebred
dogs last week and didn't know the owner. She maintains that she
kept the two dogs for a few days, then sold them so they'd have a
Police charged her with theft of lost property. They say she
didn't take reasonable measures to find the owner.
The owner told the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal that she and
her family live on the same block as Anderson.
Anderson wrote in her ad that she inherited the dogs. She told
police she lied because she didn't think people would want to buy
A family friend perusing Craigslist recognized one of the dogs
and notified the owners. One terrier has since been returned, and
police are working to track down the second dog.