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Accused dognapper allowed to enter court program


MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a woman’s Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been allowed to enter a pretrial intervention program.

Honey Ahmed of Elizabeth was charged with two counts of theft in April. But those charges will be dismissed if he successfully completes the program.

Authorities have said the 23-year-old Ahmed and the woman met on an online dating site and went out for the first time April 17. After returning to her Dover home, the woman became occupied in another room, leaving Ahmed alone.

When she returned, he was gone — and so were her dog and TV.

Two days later, the woman found her dog, Violet, tied by its leash to the TV, and both were left in her front yard.