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May 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Dog stolen during assault returned to Seattle woman, 79

The Wenatchee World

A Wenatchee woman turned a dog over to police after the dog was stolen and its owner assaulted in Seattle.

The Wenatchee woman was not charged but police said she may be if the prosecutor finds sufficient cause, said Officer Patrick Michaud with the Seattle Police Department.

Her age and name were not available.

A 79-year-old woman was walking her dog, Winston, May 1, in a parking lot near North 130th Street and Linden Avenue North when a man and woman shoved the her to the ground, then grabbed the dog’s leash, according to Seattle police reports.

The elderly woman suffered cuts, bruises and an injured shoulder in the attack.

The woman gave officers a detailed description of the female suspect, who was described as “very pregnant” and with “pink hair.” She reportedly had previously run into the woman, who claimed Winston was hers.

The 79-year-old woman said she found Winston abandoned several years ago.

Seattle robbery detectives, with assistance from U.S. marshals, identified the woman, who was from Wenatchee.

Detectives called her and persuaded her to return the dog to Seattle police headquarters. She brought the dog to detectives Wednesday.

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