Real Life Cruella DeVil

5 03 2007

And they both look to be non-white men. And the dogs are Yorkshire Terriers. Thankfully, the puppies probably weren’t destined to become a fur coat.


Four purebred Yorkshire terriers stolen at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery more than a week ago were returned to their owners after a man turned himself in to police.

Three puppies, valued at $2,500 each, and a full-grown family pet named Tan-ja were reunited with their owners at the Wilshire Division police station Saturday night. One puppy remained missing, police said.

Family members hugged and kissed the panting pups and left the police station with the dogs in their arms.

The animals were recovered after Ryan Betton, 19, of Los Angeles, surrendered to police Friday night, Detective Luis Corona said. A second suspect, 23-year-old Troy Cabral, turned himself in Sunday morning.

Both men were booked for investigation of residential robbery and released on $100,000 bail.

A videotape of the robbery that aired on local television brought in many tips, including telephone calls that sent police to the home of Betton’s father, Corona said. The father confronted his son, which led to “the son being brought in to the station to turn himself in,” Corona said.

I have a mental image of Mr. Betton the elder literally dragging Mr. Betton the younger by the ear in a police station.

Here’s streaming video of the that home’s surveillance cameras.




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