Vietnam veteran, 67, dies after his PTSD service dog was "stolen by lesbian couple"
A lesbian couple have been charged with stealing a Pomeranian service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran, who died from a suspected heart attack just hours before he was to be reunited with his beloved pet.
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office in Florida has announced the arrests of Jennifer Gotschall, 51, and Monique Cosser, 53, on grand theft charges for allegedly abducting Joseph Hanson's dog Kira.
On Thursday, Gotschall and Cosser were arrested in two different counties on charges of grand theft carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison.
According to the agency, Hanson was taking a walk at Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida, on October 28 with his two Pomeranian service dogs, 21-year-old Kira and 11-year-old Star, when a woman he did not know began yelling and hurling insults at him.
A few minutes later, Hanson realized Kira was gone.
Surveillance video from a business shows another woman behind him unleashing the dog, which weighs just over 6lbs.
Both of Hanson's pups had vests on them indicating they are PTSD service dogs and are not to be petted.
Photo Caption: Joseph Hanson, Rest In Peace
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from United Kingdom's Daily Mail