ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Two French bulldogs belonging to a couple in Cobb County escaped their yard on Monday and ran away.
The couple immediately made a plea to the community on social media, asking for help to find the dogs. JC Banks also handed out flyers.
Another homeowner who lives about a mile away found the dogs but then gave them to a man who allegedly claimed they were his.
Not long after, Banks received a call from the man who offered to return Duke and Egypt for the $5,000 reward that Banks was offering.
Banks said they immediately called the police and they set up a sting operation.
The man told Banks he would meet her in a Chick-fil-A parking lot on South Cobb Drive. When he arrived, the police moved in and arrested the man, according to Banks.
The Cobb County Sheriff’’s Office has identified the man as Patton Cortland.
The French bulldogs were returned to Banks.
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