Dover Police Department
Monday, Apr 21, 2014
A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her small dog and flat-screen TV that were allegedly stolen during her first date with a man she met online.
The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the woman told police her Yorkshire terrier had been returned early Saturday and appeared to be in good health. The dog named Violet had been tied, by its leash, to the television and left in the front yard of her Dover home.
The dog and the television were returned to her a day after she had reported the thefts.
Authorities say the woman went out with the man for the first time Thursday night.
After returning home, she became occupied in another room, leaving the man alone. When she returned, he was gone -- and so were the dog and TV.
It's not clear if charges will be filed.