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Furry shoplifter on the loose

December 29, 2008 |  5:32 pm

Rawhide A Siberian Husky seemed to have crime on its mind when it walked purposefully into a Salt Lake City-area supermarket and waltzed over to the pet food aisle.

Smith's Food & Drug's surveillance video shows the dog heading to Aisle 16 and snagging a rawhide bone (valued at $2.79). When store manager Roger Adamson tried to intervene, the canine crook showed its brazen disregard for authority, reports the Associated Press:

"I looked at him. I said 'Drop it!'" Adamson said. "He looked at me, and I looked at him, and he ran for the door and away he went, right out the front door."

The dog was not apprehended, but a Washington woman says he may be her escaped pet.  From OhMiDog:

KSL-TV in Salt Lake City says it has heard from a woman who thinks the dog caught by surveillance cameras shoplifting a rawhide bone in a Utah supermarket is hers — a Siberian Husky named Balto who she lost four months ago at a motel in Oregon...

The TV station says they were contacted by Chanda McKeever of Washington state, who believes her dog Balto wandered all the way from an Oregon motel to Utah’s Salt Lake Valley. So far, there has been no confirmation that she’s the owner and the dog remains at large.

Looks like Sam the Doritos-stealing seagull has some competition in the Criminal Animal department! 

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: ratterrell via flickr

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