Ohio sheriff’s drone shines in kidnapped puppy rescue op
In a world where clicks are king, stories about drones deployed to rescue kidnapped puppies are royal – as is the Ashland County Sheriff’s officer who piloted a Hallmark-card-meets-abduction-release operation in Ohio recently.
The saga of aerial heroics unfolded last week when a pair of perpetrators made themselves rare after paying $11,000 for four French Bulldog puppies with reportedly counterfeit cash (we’ll leave it to readers to decide which is the larger of those two crimes). Word of the scam was circulated among authorities in Holmes and nearby Ashland counties – located about midway between Cleveland and Columbus – and eventually had Sheriff’s Office Lt. Randy Wood reaching for the department drone to help the recovery effort from on high.
One of the dognappers was apprehended during a traffic stop after staging the canine heist last Tuesday. Her accomplice was later spotted by locals making an arguably insane attempt to hide…