Duo Armed With Guns & Badges Impersonates Animal Officers, Steals 5 Dogs

When law enforcement animal control officers showed up at a residence in Charleston County, South Carolina, the duo told a homeowner they were there to seize their dogs.

The resident watched as two officers seized control of a black and white female Pit Bull and four puppies from Whipperwill Lane.

Most frightening, the two people were not animal control officers and falsely identified themselves as such.

Source: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook with an update and photos of the stolen dog and puppies.

“They displayed what appeared to be credentials while at least one subject possessed what appeared to be a holstered handgun,” they wrote.

At this point, the safety and well-being of the five animals are of utmost importance. The sheriff’s office hopes someone from the general public will come forward based on the description of the suspects.

One person is described as a white woman ranging in age between 28 and 25 years old. She was slender with sandy blonde hair. The other suspect was a white male of unknown age, heavy in build, about 5’11” tall, and had light brown or gray hair.

Source: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

Anyone with information on the fake animal control officers is asked to contact Deputy Steven Jarvis at (843) 743-7200. We hope someone will come forward with information so the dog and pups can be safely returned to their rightful owner.

H/T: LIVE 5 News

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