New Jersey

Woman Swipes Right, Tinder Date Swipes Dog, Laptop, Package: Police

A Tinder meeting turned into a nightmare when a man snatched a pooch and valuables from inside the New Jersey home where the 18-year-old victim was dog-sitting Sunday night, police say. 

Police in Leonia say the woman invited a man she had met on the Tinder dating app, and he came over with a friend. The woman was watching a 2-year-old Maltese named Maggie for the homeowner, who was out of state. 

One of the men distracted the victim, leaving the other alone in the house.

When they left, the victim found the the dog missing, along with a package from Amazon and a laptop belonging to the dog-sitter. 

Police initially said they were looking for the dog, but the owner told News 4 Tuesday evening Maggie had been found, though it remains unclear how the Maltese was recovered. Authorities later said Maggie was found Monday night in Garfield, a town about 20 minutes away. 

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