New York "Dog-Napper" Demands Ransom for "Sugar" the Family Dog

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NEW YORK (CBS) A family who lost their dog at a park got a disturbing phone call from an apparent "dog-napper" who demanded a ransom for the family pet.

Drucie Belman told WABC that their 3-year-old French bulldog/basset hound named "Sugar" ran away from her and her kids last Wednesday at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The family put up signs on the streets and posted pictures online hoping someone would find him.

But it seems like "Sugar" may have landed in the wrong hands.

She received a call from an unknown caller, who demanded money in exchange for the dog.

"I was surprised when he said, "'What are you going to give me for your dog?'" Belman told the station. "'How much are you going to give me?'"

When the mother of two offered $50 dollars in exchange for the dog, the man hung up, then apparently called back and said, "Good luck finding your dog."

Anyone with information on the dog's whereabouts is urged to call 347-603-2016 or 718-622-3833.