2 Charged in Puppy Burglary: Baltimore County Police

Police said the men tried to sell the puppy back to his owner in a parking lot.

Thor the floppy-eared puppy is back home with his fam, police say.
Thor the floppy-eared puppy is back home with his fam, police say.

Two Baltimore City men have been charged in the burglary of a deaf pit bull puppy named "Thor," who was taken from his Timonium home last month, the Baltimore County Police Department reported Wednesday.

Mark Tyrone Gibson, 37, of the 800 block of N. Broadway Street, and William Terrell Hudson, 33, of the 4300 block of Roberton Avenue, have been charged with first-degree burglary and theft from $1,000 to under $10,000, police said.

Gibson and Hudson were arrested Tuesday after they made arrangements to sell Thor back to his owner in the parking lot of the White Marsh Mall, according to a report from police, who took the men into custody in mall parking lot.

Thor was safely returned to the victim, police said. According to ABC 2 News, the puppy's all white coat was dirty and the owner said "it seems like he was kept outside."

The burglary unit continues to investigate the incident, according to police, who said not all items have been recovered.

Officers initially responded to the victim's apartment in the 2400 block of Chetwood Circle in Timonium on March 13 for a reported burglary, police said.

Between 3:45 p.m. and 11:28 p.m. that day, someone got into the apartment through a sliding glass door and took electronics and the 13-week-old deaf pit bull puppy, according to the report. While Thor was returned Tuesday, police said the other items have not been found.

A MacBook Pro laptop and PlayStation were stolen in the burglary in addition to the puppy, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Hudson and Gibson are each being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $20,000 bail, police said.


elaine whitmore April 03, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Hallelujah! So happy Thor is safe, and in the loving arms of his family. I am thrilled.
Linda Hoffecker April 03, 2014 at 02:04 PM
I am delighted to hear this.. I've been seeing the ad for this stolen puppy I believe on a courtesy post by FARM, an animal rescue and foster care organization...Hurrah and hope the little guy is ok, healthwise. People like this must have had a horrible upbringing and probably had to stay outside them selves due to bad parents. Never know.
Noreen Dalisera April 03, 2014 at 05:15 PM
I am glad he is back home safe:)
Steven Spiegel April 03, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Thank god Thor was returned unharmed . To the people who said that they should be charged with kidnapping don't feel bad if you keep up with the articles in patch they only gave the guy who molested the kids he was watching $25.000 bail these guys are only $5000 dollars less on there bail . I believe that the bail should have been much higher on both cases !!!! With $25.000 dollar bail you can get out with 1% which is $250 dollars and then pay them every week that way the prisoners can get out and steal and molest some more before going back to jail . I believe if a prisoner gets out and commits a crime when they are put out on such a low bail for such horrendous crimes the damn Commissioner who gives the jerks that low of a bail should get the same sentence and sit there ass right next to them in jail!!!!!!!!!!!
Marcus Aurelius April 07, 2014 at 07:18 AM
There is not one reason this crime is not the same as kidnapping a human, 10 years, no parole, hard labor is what is the proper sentence, but in Maryland they can go to jail get a bushel crabs a couple steaks, 12 beers, blow a joint or two, get laid and sleep in, that is the democrat prison system from Owemalley and Brown of course our next criminal Governor


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