Police: Puppy snatcher nabbed, but no sign of dog - FOX 13 News

Police: Puppy snatcher nabbed, but no sign of dog

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After weeks of investigating, police say they've finally arrested a man who was caught on surveillance video stealing a puppy.

St. Petersburg police have charged Mark Clearman, saying he's the man who walked into the Animal House Pet Center and snatched a 10-week-old Chihuahua from one of the bins.

Weeks ago, investigators released surveillance tape of the snatching. It showed the man walk into the store, grab the dog when no one was looking and put it in a backpack.

The investigation isn't over yet, though.

Police say they still haven't found the dog, and they say Clearman is not cooperating. Investigators say they found him after someone recognized him in the video.

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