A Manassas man is behind bars, accused of breaking into his neighbor's home and kidnapping her dogs. One of the pets is recovering but the other did not survive the ordeal. Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver spoke exclusively to the victim.
Prince William County Police have charged a Manassas man with stealing, abusing and killing a neighbor's dog following a relationship dispute.
Khanh Hoang Hong, of Manassas, is charged with burglary, two counts of felony animal cruelty, and two counts of grand larceny.
Police say that on April 17, he stole two West Highland Terriers from the dogs' home on Quail Run Lane in Manassas.
Their owner found blood throughout the home and believed an intruder had come in through an unlocked sliding door.
Police say that Hong, 44, stole both dogs, duct-taped their legs and mouths, and put them in his trunk. The body of the female dog was later in a trash bag on the side of the Copeland Drive.
The male terrier escaped his restraints and was let go, authorities believe. Another driver found the dog and brought him to a local veterinarian, who called the owner. That dog is now healthy and has been reunited with the owner.
Police arrested Hong in his home, also on Quail Run Lane, on Monday. He is being held without bond.
Hong is due in court June 13.