Woodland woman says dog held for ransom
Sunday, October 16, 2011
WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A Woodland woman says her pet bulldog named Jaggar is being held for ransom by thieves demanding money and her prescription drugs.
Jennifer Thomas told KATU (http://bit.ly/nYT6z2 ) she noticed her dog missing more than a week ago after she saw a man and woman in her driveway. Since then she has received text messages from people threatening to torture the dog to death unless she pays the ransom.
Thomas uses a wheelchair, says she doesn't have the money and needs the medication because of an accident.
Despite warnings not to call police, she asked the Cowlitz County sheriff's office for help.