BASSETT (CBS) — Authorities say a gang member has been sentenced to six years in prison for robbing a 9-year-old girl of her puppy.

Jose Castrejon, 26, crept up behind the girl as she waited for her uncle to buy her new “Blue Pit Bull” puppy a dog collar, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Castrejon grabbed the puppy from behind the neck, who was still in the collar attached the leash the girl held.

Store surveillance video recorded the robbery and the girl can be seen sliding across the sidewalk before finally letting go of the leash. Castrejon got into his truck with the dog and sped away, authorities said.

Castrejon was arrested a day after the robbery and Mia the puppy was reunited with the girl.

Castrejon was sentenced to six years prison for the robbery on Feb. 1.

Comments (8)
  1. mike in San Diego says:

    He got six years for robbing a puppy???!?! What, did he steal a milk bone?? Come on courts, robbing a puppy shouldn’t get you six years!!!

    1. Dorothy says:

      Yea he should get 6 years, that could also be considered assault on that little girl!

  2. Cindy duck says:

    I wish the laws were this harsh when it comes to people who commit crimes against animals but instead they are let go with a slap on the wrist.

  3. interesting says:

    A gang member and robbery by force… if this guy can do this to a little girl, what would he do for something more valuable. Also what else is in his rap sheet.

  4. Christina39 says:

    Wait, 6 years for stealing a puppy. Now i would hate to have my cat stolen and would wish they would get six years, but know it’s ridiculous. Why six years for stealing a puppy and six day for torturing animals.

  5. . says:

    Tough guy robbed a little girl.

  6. Tyrone says:

    Wonder if they got that picture from his green card? that Boy look’s WET!!!!!

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