WEAR - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Shoplifting Dog


Dogs are often guilty of being adorable and messy.
But one canine in South Carolina got involved in a real crime.
He was caught red-pawed on surveillance cameras committing the dastardly deed.

A typical Thursday night for Cato the Husky is laying around.
"Pretty much that's what he does if he's in the house. He's laying around."

But, it's what Cato does when he's not inside the house.
His owner, Holley Darden said, "My dog was shoplifting...(Laughing)

Cato got off his leash, Wednesday morning.
"When he runs I just have to let him go until someone catches him."

Well not long after Cato's escape this dollar general store was robbed.

Store manager Anastasia Polson says it happened twice within a few minutes.
"We didn't know it happened because he just snuck in with the customers."

And what was bizarre was what was being taken.
"Pig ears, beef bones, dog food off the shelf, the little packets of dog treats."

Polson knew their surveillance cameras were rolling so, she took a look and guess who their thief turned out to be.
"Well we had a shoplifting dog,"

Not just any dog. At 9:38 you see Cato, the Husky walk up.

The door shuts in his face. But he's no dummy. He waits for the opportunity. In he goes. And out he comes.
"This is pretty funny..."

In less than a minute, he's back and once again he's in.
This time for just over three minutes, as quick as he got in, he was gone again.
"We had to lock the door to keep him from coming back in."

Cato's crime spree was quick lived and for where he took the merchandise.
"Taking them out to the car wash over here back behind the grass. Digging holes and burying them.

Cato is facing charges.
"The police kept telling me this is the best arrest ever. Thanks, thanks a lot."

Cato has yet to confess but tonight we learned this isn't his first time.
"Yes, I don't know about the stealing. But he's gotten into Ingles. He's gotten into Bi-Lo. He goes to Pizza Hut. And he goes up to Yo Cup which is downtown too."

I know, maybe he's just hungry, but Darden pointed out, "Look at him he's fat. Yes! I feed him.There's food in there. There's treats in there."