COOPER CITY, Fla., May 19 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a suspected miniature horse thief after the owner of the animal spotted a posting for its sale on a Craigslist site.
The Broward Sherriff's Office said Munchkin the 9-year-old miniature horse went missing Monday afternoon from the Cooper City home of Tammy Worth and the owner found a posting for a mini horse for sale later in the evening on Craigslist, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday.
"It's a horse. I mean, where else would you sell a horse?" Worth said. "If it was a TV or a radio, or even a puppy, you would sell it to one of your buddies. But this is a horse."
The sheriff's office said Tyler Carlin, 19, was arrested and charged with grand theft of a commercial farm animal and dealing in stolen property. He was released on bond Tuesday.
Deputies said the 2-foot-tall horse was back home before midnight.