Accused thief returns puppy after being caught on surveillance footage

- Charles Glatz and his wife, Victoria, own the Puppy Stop on East Colonial Drive in Orlando.  He says he was mopping and cleaning on Wednesday afternoon when two young women came into the store.  He recalled viewing surveillance video after their visit.  "After looking at the tape, I started to wonder if they had been in the store a few days earlier, because they went right to that crib first... and then all of sudden, they just seem to leave quickly," he said.

About an hour-and-a-half later, Charles said he noticed a teacup Yorkshire terrier, worth about $1,300 dollars, was gone.  He reported the theft to the Orlando Police Department, and then on Thursday morning, they said they received a call from a woman, later identified as 25-year-old Carolina Mejia Urbina.  Victoria said Urbina was frantic when she told them, "I don't want to be in trouble. I returned the puppy.  It's in a bag in the dumpster."  They located the dog inside a reusable grocery bag that was placed inside the dumpster behind their store.

Victoria said she kept texting Urbina, convincing her to meet at a café.  There, police officers arrested Urbina, charging her with grand theft.  She was jailed on a bond $2,500 bond.  Charles and Victoria say the puppy thieves have a lesson to learn. "Stop stealing, get a job and pay for stuff like the rest of the folks due," said Charles.  

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