Woman Accused Of Stealing $500 Chihuahua

December 19, 2012

An Oil City-area woman is being charged with burglary.  She is accused if stealing a $500 dollar dog from a residence in Cherrytree Township.

State Police tell KQW that Phylisha Rankin entered a Breedtown Road residence and stole a chihuahua.

The incident allegedly occurred on the morning of November 30.  The dog was located and was returned unharmed.

Police did not release a possible motive for the crime, or indicate whether Rankin and the dog’s owner are acquainted.

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