This is weird.
Hope Sanchez, a 38-year-old college instructor in Illinois, brought a puppy to class and told her students she had found the puppy in a taped pillowcase dumped on the side of the road.
One of the students told an animal shelter employee who notified the police who then contacted Sanchez. The police took the story of animal abuse seriously and hoped to catch the person who had abandoned the puppy. The story was picked up by the local press.
On further investigation, however, they found that Sanchez had made it all up. She had been given the puppy and couldn’t keep it because of her partner. She hoped a sad story would attract the attention of an adopter.
Keep this in mind: the police have no sense of humor when it comes to filing false reports. Hit with a $1000 bond, she is being charged with a felony, filing a false police report, and has a May 12 court date. She will have to hire an attorney. In Illinois the penalty is prison for 1-5 years and a fine of no more than $25,000. She is an early contender for a Lizard Brain award.
Her college isn’t too happy with her either.