Mississippi man reportedly steals dog from parking lot in order to sell dog for money

Published 7:01 am Monday, November 23, 2020

A Mississippi man is facing felony charges after stealing a french bulldog in a restaurant parking lot and then selling the dog to another person.

On Nov. 18, officers with the Oxford Police Department responded to the report of a dog being stolen on Fisk Avenue. ‘Enzo,’ a french bulldog, was taken from the Wendy’s parking lot.

A male, identified as Mario Holman, 28, told a Wendy’s employee that ‘Enzo’ belonged to him after the employee picked up the dog. Holman then left with the dog and later sold him to another person.

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After following a tip received on Friday, the dog was recovered by OPD investigators and returned to his owners. Holman was arrested on a charge of felony false pretense and issued a bond of $2,500 by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.