MANATEE -- A 57-year-old woman was charged with stealing a dog from a 10-year-old girl who was walking the animal, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 4:20 p.m. Monday, the girl had just grabbed the pit bull by its collar after it had run from her and into Pride Park, when Catherine Warren drove up to the girl and started yelling that it was obvious the dog was being abused and needed to be taken away from here, according to a news release.
When Warren couldn't take the dog away, she pushed the girl to the ground and fled with the dog, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies later located Warren and arrested her on a robbery charge.
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The news release did not whether the dog had been recovered.
Warren was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.