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Dog ashes held hostage, authorities say (Bay Area alert)
sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2002 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 09/05/2002 10:18:10 PM PDT by vikingchick

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:40:53 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A San Mateo man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to collect a $1,500 ransom for the return of the cremated remains of a dog belonging to a Foster City family, authorities said today.

Kenneth So, 23, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of residential burglary and attempted extortion in San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City and remained in jail today in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ashes; bayarea; cremains; dog; strange

1 posted on 09/05/2002 10:18:10 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: shaggy eel; Sabertooth; hole_n_one; bootless
Ping
2 posted on 09/05/2002 10:21:38 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
Could this be a sad commentary on the state of the economy?!
3 posted on 09/05/2002 10:25:25 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz
Ha ha! Guy's gotta make a living. :)
4 posted on 09/05/2002 10:28:46 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
Sold to the Organic Herbal Tea shop down the street...

5 posted on 09/05/2002 10:51:07 PM PDT by Vidalia
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To: Vidalia
Ha ha ha! A vegan drinks the tea, and finds himself feeling invigorated and at One with the Universe.
6 posted on 09/05/2002 11:01:48 PM PDT by vikingchick
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,,, clutching my chip of African agate for strength as I read this. [Sniff, sniff].
7 posted on 09/06/2002 12:05:19 AM PDT by shaggy eel
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Be strong. Be strong......
8 posted on 09/06/2002 12:57:13 AM PDT by vikingchick
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Ransoming pet cremains is a tough way to "urn" a living.
9 posted on 09/06/2002 5:13:26 AM PDT by StDonTheBaptist
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LOL! bump
10 posted on 09/06/2002 10:15:33 AM PDT by vikingchick
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