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Prison Break!

a30gonzalesm.jpgA couple of Oklahoma boys were jailed after trying to do a solid for an old dead lady.

Two Wilson residents have been charged with second-degree burglary after they attempted to free a dog from the city animal shelter so they could take it to its owner’s funeral over the weekend. But the plan went awry, Wilson Police Chief Felix Hernandez said. The two men spent time in jail and a juvenile was cited and released to his parents.
The mixed-breed dog, called Luke, was picked up April 22 by the dogcatcher after he was caught once too often running the streets of Wilson. His owner, Saundra Vickers, 53, died the next day from health complications, Hernandez said. The word about town — and what prompted the attempted dog break — was that Luke was going to be euthanized after his owner’s death, Hernandez said.

I dunno why they didn’t just adopt the dog. But, this makes for a much better story — look for the television movie on FOX this summer.

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Because adoptions cost upwards of $200 and the paperwork can take weeks to clear.

Dammit, that's really sad.

I'm in for a collection. Tell me where to send it. I'll even ADOPT the dog.

Poor, sad, homeless, ownerless dogs make me stabby.

THIS ARTICLE IS PATHETIC!!! I AM THAT "OLD DEAD LADY'S" SON'S GIRLFRIEND!! SHE WASN'T OLD, SHE WAS SICK... AND SHE STILL HAS MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO LOVED HER VERY MUCH... SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT!!! AS FOR LUKE... HE STILL HAS A HOME AND IS VERY MUCH LOVED AS WELL!!!! THE FAMILY WILL BE GETTING HIM BACK AS SOON AS THEY BUILD THE FENCE... AFTER THEY FINISH DEALING WITH FUNERAL DETAILS AND TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THEIR WIFE AND MOTHER!! LUKE IS A FUN, PLAYFUL, AND LOVING DOG, BUT HE IS ALSO AN ESCAPE ARTIST. REST ASSURED...HE WILL SOON BE BACK WHERE HE BELONGS!!!