mens doc martens boots says man accused of dognapping
Sometimes being a nice guy really bites.
Ralph Liguori claims he offered to help a woman in need on the boardwalk at South Beach and ended in jail after being wrongly accused of stealing her dog.
Liguori, 70, of Sand Lane, allegedly snatched Giuseppe the Chihuahua from the woman who owns the pet on Aug. in the vicinity of Capodanno Boulevard and Sand Lane,
according to allegations in the criminal complaint.
“I wouldn’t do that, especially in the daylight, take a dog and run away with it, that’s kidnapping,
” Liguori, 70, told the Advance.
Liguori said he never removed the dog from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk or sheltered it in his apartment near the park. He said he initially offered to keep the Chihuahua on a temporary basis, but says he changed his mind.
who frequents the boardwalk with a group of retirees, said was concerned about the health and safety of the woman’s two dogs, including the Chihuahua.
“I don’t know this woman from Adam, I just wanted to help the little dog,
” he said.
He said that cops searched his home, didn’t find the dog, but arrested him anyway on Jan. 26.
He showed the Advance a letter from the “Judge Judy” show offering to resolve a civil suit connected to dog’s disappearance. But Liguori said he won’t be participating in the show.
“I’m not interested in this publicity,” he said. “I’m not,
I just want this to go away, I just want to live.”.