Woman Arrested for Claiming Dog Helped Stop Crime

July 20, 2010 Updated Oct 4, 2010 at 11:43 AM EDT

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Woman Arrested for Claiming Dog Helped Stop Crime

July 20, 2010 Updated Oct 4, 2010 at 11:43 AM EDT

WILSON, NY (WKBW) - New York State Police have arrested a Wilson woman for falsely reporting an incident, a Class A Misdemeanor, for claiming her dog helped to stop a robbery on the NYS Thruway.

Jeannine DePalma claimed that her dog helped to stop a robbery while on Interstate 90 in the town of Brant back on July 12.

Eyewitness News reported on the story and spoke with DePalma, who claimed someone attempted to steal her car while she took her dog to go to the bathroom along the side of the Thruway.

DePalma was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to reappear in court on July 30.

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