Man finds lost dog for sale on Craigslist

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police have arrested a woman they say claimed to be the owner of a lost dog and then attempted to sell the dog on Craigslist.

22-year-old Jessica Colleran charged with obtaining property under false pretenses (Photo credit: Chesapeake Police) 22-year-old Jessica Colleran charged with obtaining property under false pretenses (Photo credit: Chesapeake Police)

Police say 22-year-old Jessica Brittany Colleran responded to a “found dog” ad on Craiglist and claimed to be the dog’s owner. After Colleran picked up the dog, police say, she took the animal to a location in Portsmouth and posted the dog for sale on Craigslist.

The dog’s name is Nikita, and the actual owner, Joshua King, said it started when she escaped from the fence at his home Saturday morning.

“It was pretty horrible, because I was so stressed out, but I didn’t know what to do,” he said.

He couldn’t find her, and later that night King said he saw an ad…

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