In Southeast Oak Cliff, an Armed Craigslist Puppy Theft

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It's not hard to find pit bull puppies for sale on Craigslist. The tricky part is finding a seller, like 38-year-old Bryant Everett, willing to make the trip from his home in Fort Worth with three of the pups in a crate in the back in hopes of getting $150 for each one.

The request for home delivery perhaps should have raised red flags for Everett, but it's not like he was walking into a dark back alley. The deal was supposed to go early Thursday afternoon on the part of the street in front of the Homes of Persimmon apartment complex on Simpson Stuart road in Southeast Oak Cliff, so he wasn't overly cautious when he pulled up at the appointed spot at 2:15 p.m.

He found the man he'd been texting with and showed him the puppies. The man said he was interested in buying one and that his sister might want another, but that she was in the shower. Then, he picked up all three puppies and began to walk away.

Everett stopped him and said that, if he was going to take them all, the man owed $450. The man responded by raising his shirt to reveal a handgun tucked in his waistband. If that wasn't enough to dissuade Everett from snatching back his puppies, then the man who emerged from behind the complex pointing a gun and saying "Break yourself, nigga," certainly was.

Everett watched the first man, the one who'd taken the puppies, walk into apartment 2106, which was where he'd said he lived when they were arranging the sale. He waited a few minutes, then knocked on the door and asked where the puppies were. The girl who answered the door said they weren't inside the apartment, and her mother said the same thing. Sure enough, when officers showed up, there was no sign of the dogs.

He gave police the phone number the man had been using, then drove back to Fort Worth.

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Eric_The_Midget
Eric_The_Midget

That's why i pack heat during a Craigslist transaction.  Also helps to have a sniper in the bushes.

engmofo
engmofo

Craigslist need to remove ALL dog listings

This is the way most "Baitdogs"are obtained

Obummer
Obummer

Yo re White House claimz o' ignorance onz da scandalz: "dey tookz 'don' ax, don' Tellz' out o' da Pentagon an' moved itz into da White House.

John1073
John1073

"It wasn't me"  Always a good enough answer for the DPD.

ruddski
ruddski

Hey Myrna, notice that no-one ever steals cats?

ruddski
ruddski

Dude must have been really hungry.

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

Meanwhile, the local pound is full of pit bull puppies for half the cost and fully vaccinated. Every party in this story should be ashamed.

Stephani Pena
Stephani Pena

craigslist, pitbull puppies, money & Oak cliff?? how could the outcome have been any different! puppy mills losers & hood rats, they deserve each other

Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson

Expect more of this as the gap between the puppy "haves" and "have not's" continues to widen.

Doug Christenson
Doug Christenson

If the dogs bear any resemblance to our four...I'm certain the puppies are now peeing on the gunman's floor.

ruddski
ruddski

It's been three days since Rep. Steve Stockman embarrassed Texas by embracing an anti-American racist , and the Observe

Kyla Bussey
Kyla Bussey

Perfect Karma. But now where's he going to sell them? Lol. Or maybe it's puppy robin hood stealing puppies from nasty puppy sellers and finding them good homes. Oh come on, let me dream.

Van Johnson
Van Johnson

He should have gone to an animal shelter. He wouldn't have needed a gun to get a dog.

Johnny Christopher Lopez
Johnny Christopher Lopez

Really..Oak cliff ?.. You would have to be a fool to go there unarmed in the first place..

Carol Hooks
Carol Hooks

Selling dogs on Craigslist......ridiculous! !!!!!

russp
russp

@whocareswhatithink 

Many of the local shelters (Carrollton is one) will not adopt out pit bulls to anyone except registered pit bull rescue groups. Most end up being put down.

markzero
markzero

@russp @whocareswhatithink Why is that? The danger of them ending up in illicit fights or something? I would think the probability of that is lower than the probability they'll get killed if they're not adopted out to whatever family asks for one. :(

ruddski
ruddski

Then don't do it, fool.

ruddski
ruddski

Bad software, horrible android phone.

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