Scott and Roxanne Duff from Leechberg, Pennsylvania sold their neighbor’s puppy for $50 on Craigslist.
And they “would have gotten by with it if it weren’t for their meddling kid.”
OK, not really meddling. Children just aren’t good at conspiracies or crime.
Roxanne Duff called the police to tell them that two dogs had wandered onto their property. She was told to contact the shelter if she couldn’t find the owner. She later called back to say that the Rottweiler puppy had escaped.
That evening the police received a call from Shawn Lerch, the owner of the two dogs. He said that the Duffs returned one of the dogs and he suspected that they still had the other.
The next day an officer visited the Duff residence to try to put an end to the matter. The parents were gone, but the little boy was there with a babysitter. When questioned he simply said that his “mommy had given the dog to a woman from the Internet.”
The parents at first denied the charges, but later admitted the truth. Roxanne retrieved the puppy from the Craigslist woman.
The couple is charged with conspiracy and falsifying reports. They probably won't serve hard time but the next few months are going to be quite uncomfortable for them.