Man accused of stealing puppies from adoption center | News
WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- A West Columbia man is accused of stealing a pair of puppies from an adoption center Friday.
Lexington County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 20-year-old Lester Antonio Mayorga Friday. He is accused of stealing two puppies from the Pets, Inc. adoption center on Orchard Drive at about 2:30 Friday afternoon. The incident report said Mayorga left the adoption center with the puppies but did not fill out adoption paperwork or pay adoption fees.
Sheriff James Metts said the theft was caught on surveillance video. Witnesses gave deputies a license plate number and they traced it to Mayorga's address.
The puppies were returned to the adoption center within a few hours of the incident.
This is the third case of puppies stolen from the Pets, Inc. adoption center within one month. In July, six people were charged in two separate incidents.
If you have any additional information, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.
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