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'Marley and Me' dog safe; man arrested

January 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A 'Marley and Me' dog that was stolen from an O.C. pet store has been found safe on Tuesday night.The 3-month-old Labrador puppy was stolen from Pet City in Stanton three days before Christmas.

The puppy-napping was caught on surveillance tape, which was broadcast on Eyewitness News and other media, leading authorities to a suspect who returned the puppy.

Ryan Rickman, 23, had allegedly taken the puppy to give to his girlfriend for Christmas.

Rickman was booked on suspicion of burglary and grand theft.

Police said the girlfriend did not know the puppy was stolen. She paid $1,300 and took the puppy home.


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