Pit bull puppy stolen from pet shop

October 26, 1994

Someone stole a pit bull puppy valued at $189 Monday from a pet store in the Waterford Plaza, police said.

The owner of Small Precious Animals in the 8200 block of Ritchie Highway told police a man came into his store about 5:30 p.m. and seemed interested in a brown, 8-week-old pit bull.

The owner said he took out the trash, returned and saw the maleaving. The man claimed his children were interested in the pit bull, police said.

The owner said he noticed the dog was gone about 25 minutelater when he went to water the puppies.

Shoplifting suspect wrestled to the floor

A South Baltimore man was arrested Monday evening after he struggled with two Kmart employees who said they caught him trying to steal a color television set, county police said.

The officer who arrived at the store in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway shortly after 7:30 p.m. saw a security officer and the store manager struggling with a man on the floor, police said.

The security officer told police he had seen the man put a television set in a cart and try to leave the store without paying.

A fight began when the security officer tried to stop the man, police said.

As the store manager and the security officer walked the man to a back room, the man grabbed a hammer from a shelf and tried to attack them, police said.

They wrestled the man to the floor and held him until police arrived, police said.

Johnny D. Hiens, 42, of the 1900 block of Sponson St. was charged with theft under $300 and battery, police said.

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