Largo, FL (November 17, 2018) – Police recently detained a man who disguised himself as a woman to rob a pet shop. Unfortunately, officials were unable to find the puppy he had stolen.
According to a social media post on Thursday, November 15, Largo Police detectives had located Brian Farfan, who had reputedly dressed up like a lady, used a stolen credit card and fake Florida driver’s license to buy a French bulldog puppy. While officers successfully arrested the culprit, they have not yet located the $4,000 puppy.
Based on surveillance footage, sometime last month, Farfan had walked into the store, entered the holding area, and picked up the puppy. At this time, the store manager is begging the public to look for the young animal and has offered a $1,000 reward for anyone who can locate the puppy.
In the announcement, the owner urged anyone who has recently bought a French bulldog puppy from Farfan to contact the All About Puppies employees immediately. Officials have directed the public to call Detective Steve Allred or Detective Lance Moore at (727) 587-6730.
Theft Crimes in Largo
As outlined in Florida §812.014, an act of theft is a situation where a person takes or uses a piece of property owned by another person to prevent the rightful owner from having access to this property for a personal advantage. Depending on what kind of property was stolen, the charges can vary from petit theft (1st and 2nd degree) or grand theft (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees).
If you have been charged with a theft crime in the State of Florida, time is precious. If you are convicted, you could face severe fines or possible jail time, and your record will be permanently changed due to these charges. Here at Musca Law, we combine 150 years of criminal defense experience and can provide a detailed and quality case on your behalf. For more information, contact us today at (888) 484-5057.