Florida man and dog arrested in shoplifting case

Photo Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department – Deputies took care of the puppy before handing him over to Hillsborough County Animal Services who will care for him until his owner is released from jail.

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Dogs can be great companions — but one Florida man decided to make his pooch a partner in crime. Authorities in Brandon, Florida say a man and his puppy were taken into custody as suspects in a shoplifting case. The sheriff’s office in Hillsborough County says Logan Wilson was arrested and charged with petit theft and possession of meth. Authorities say he admitted stealing $259 worth of stuff from Bass Pro Shops. When Wilson was pulled over in a traffic stop, deputies took him and his puppy into custody. A sheriff’s office Facebook post calls the four-legged friend the “cutest accomplice.” But he won’t be doing time with his master. Authorities say animal services will care for the dog until the owner is released. If Wilson doesn’t claim the dog, it will be put up for adoption.