Fla. women ac­cused of steal­ing ser­vice dog

The Bradenton Herald - - News -

Two Florida women are ac­cused of steal­ing a ser­vice dog from a 67-year-old Viet­nam vet­eran.

Osce­ola County Sher­iff’s of­fi­cials say in a news re­lease that the vic­tim was at Old Town near Or­lando on Oct. 28 with his two Pomera­nian ser­vice dogs when a woman started an al­ter­ca­tion with him. A few min­utes later, the man re­al­ized the dog, Kira, was gone.

Sur­veil­lance video shows an­other woman be­hind him un­leash­ing the dog.

Of­fi­cials say they re­ceived a tip from a con­cerned cit­i­zen. On Wed­nes­day, in­ves­ti­ga­tors ob­tained search war­rants and ar­rested Jen­nifer Gotschall and Monique Cosser. They face grand theft charges. It’s not known whether they have lawyers who could be con­tacted to com­ment on the case.

The news re­lease says Kira has been re­cov­ered in good health.

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