SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A South San Francisco dognapping that occurred Friday morning appears to have been a case of mistaken identity, a police sergeant said this morning.
Genesis Sicat, 47, of South San Francisco, is suspected of forcibly taking a woman’s brown Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix as she was walking on Eucalyptus Avenue at about 11:15 a.m., South San Francisco police Sgt. Joni Lee said.READ MORE: San Francisco Judge Exonerates Man Who Spent 46 Years In Prison
Sicat had apparently lost a dog that was similar in appearance about a year ago and was convinced the victim’s pet was his, Lee said.
He allegedly took the dog off its leash and pushed the woman several times, then ran away with the animal in the 800 block of Second Lane, police said.READ MORE: Wells Fargo Bank Robbed At Stonestown Galleria Mall in San Francisco
Police went to Sicat’s home on Saturday and arrested him on suspicion of robbery and battery, Lee said.
The dog was returned to its owner, who had paperwork proving she had adopted the animal from a local shelter.MORE NEWS: Storm Fronts March Through Bay Area; Massive Tree Topples In San Francisco Neighborhood
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