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Florida woman's search for fido lands her in jail

Police said a South Florida woman called 911 repeatedly after losing her dog while drunk at a bar.
By Heather Records   |   Aug. 29, 2014 at 11:57 AM   |   Comments

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JUPITER, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A South Florida woman's search for her lost pooch landed her behind bars.

The Sun-Sentinel reports 38-year old Rebekah Altieri took her dog to a Jupiter, Fla., bar. The dog then took off when Altieri got drunk.

So she did what any dog owner does; she called police to report the dog missing.

Here's the catch: Jupiter Police were already at the bar. A bartender had called them to report an intoxicated patron.

That intoxicated patron? Altieri. The arrest report said she was upset about her dog running away and started throwing chairs. That's when the bartender carried her out of the bar and tried to call her a cab, which she reportedly refused, Jupiter police said.

When police got to the bar, they tried to get her to call a cab or a friend for a ride home. But instead Altieri called 911. Officers told her not to call 911 again, but the arrest report shows she did anyway.

Police were not able to find the lost dog and the report shows she was too drunk to give a description of her precious pooch.

She was charged with drunk and disorderly conduct and misuse of 911.

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