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Police: Woman Held Cat For Ransom After Losing Dog
Police said it all began in May when Linda Urioste's black Labrador Scooby disappeared from her Greenacres home.
The dog was picked up by Animal Care and Control and held for five days before being adopted by Jutta Hollar and her husband.
Hollar said that she and her husband were considering returning the dog until they met with Urioste to discuss the situation.
"But she was very rude and yelled at us and treated us really not very nice," Hollar told WPBF.
She said that they decided that Buddy was staying put when Urioste threatened to sue them.
A few days after the confrontation, Hollar realized that the family's cat, Mitz, was gone from her usual outside spot. Hollar began to wonder where the cat could have gone when she received a phone call from Urioste.
Greenacres police said that Urioste admitted to them that she had the cat and refused to give it back unless the Hollars gave her dog back.
Urioste was arrested and charged with theft and extortion.
Mitz was returned to the Hollars' home safely.