Boy Implicates Parents in Puppy Conspiracy
A couple who sold their neighbor’s dog on Craigslist was denying the charges, until their 5-year-old son admitted everything to the police.
Scott and Roxanne Duff from Leechberg, Pennyslvania sold their neighbor’s Rottweiler puppy for $50 on Craigslist, after the dog wandered into their yard.
Roxanne initially called police to inform them that 2 dogs wandered on their property. She was then advised to contact the local animal shelter if they cannot find the owner. The woman later added that the Rottweiler puppy had actually escaped and is nowhere to be found.
That evening, police received another call from Shawn Lerch, the owner of the two dogs. He told police that the Duffs returned one of his puppies, but Bailey the Rottweiler is still missing. He also told police that he suspects the Duffs may still have Bailey.
The next day, officer Michael Diebold visited the Duff residence to put an end to this matter. The parents were gone, but their little boy was home with the babysitter. Upon questioning him about the puppies, the boy simply said that “his mommy had given the dog to a woman from the Internet.”
When the parents were confronted with this information, they initially denied the charges, but Scott Duff later called back and admitted that they had indeed given the dog away on Craigslist.
Roxanne Duff later went back to the woman from Craigslist to retrieve Bailey and return the puppy to the police.
Scott and Roxanne Duff are now charged with conspiracy and falsifying reports.