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Three Charged in Attempted Stun Gun Puppy Robbery

Three people accused of using stun gun to steal acquaintance's dog.

Three people have been charged in an Aug. 30 incident in which a stun gun was used as a weapon in an attempt to steal a puppy belonging to an acquaintance, according to police.

At around 5:55 p.m., a 23-year-old woman who lives on the 3800 block of McDowell Lane was outside with her puppy when she was approached by a man and two women who attempted to take her pet, police said.

One of the suspects produced a stun gun, but the weapon was not used on the victim, according to police.

The suspects fled the scene when the victim resisted, but later returned and were arrested, police said.

Charged with armed robbery were Cameron Elliott Wells, 22, of Brookeville, Md.; Jessica Vanessa Jackson, 21, of the 600 block of Bridgeview Rd. in Cherry Hill; and India Andria Hazelwood, 23, of the 3800 block of McDowell Lane.

Note: This article has been edited to corrrect Jessica Jackson's address.

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kynd September 10, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Unfortunately, dogs in the Baltimore area are often stolen to use as 'bait' dogs (or whatever the term is) for underground dog fights. They collect/steal dogs, keep them in cages in abandoned rowhomes and are used for their fighting dogs as practice and thus tearing them up into pieces. Sick and sad... and it isn't often talked about but it is more common than most realize.
kynd September 10, 2012 at 04:44 PM
P.S. I'm not necessarily suggesting that the people who tried to steal this puppy were going to use it for dog fighting -- another poster who mentioned the fact that some breeds command a high price when sold also has a great point. I know about the 'bait' dogs used for fighting because by some (very unfortunate and sickening) miracle, two of my dogs that were stolen and later found -- injured and left for dead in an alley -- by a rescue organization who scanned their microchips. (My dogs were stolen right out of our yard here in Glen Arm/horse country area -- not some inner city crime-infested area.) They told me that they see this situation happen all too often. Months later, I had a long conversation with a city police officer who confirmed just how often they find and bust these underground dog fighting rings and sadly, even they admit that they discover most by accident and most of these rings never get found or busted.
indee January 18, 2013 at 03:38 AM
Everybody be so quick to talk don't none of the ppl know what the hell happened to set the record straight It was my dog that the ppl stole from me and and the young man in the photo tried to get I back for me the attemp armed robbery was falsified to get us locked up only bums steal dogs I called the police days before and told them the neighbors stole my dog I was told I would have to go to civil court because I didn't have paper work on the puppy he was too young so yes don't believe everything the media put out btw everything was thrown out so yeah that why his face looks like that in this mug shot and it was a BLUE NOSE BBY PIT $$$$$ I can't believe they got me on here like I'm a shonuff criminal smh
Betty Sims January 18, 2013 at 08:03 PM
You are such ghetto trash.
Hookd on Foniks April 19, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Everybody be so quick to talk? Omg. No comment necessary.

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