On Thursday morning, Joppa and her father, Joe Korn, tracked the buyers to a Lawrenceville parking lot.
“She is screaming she doesn’t know about a puppy,” Joppa said. “She doesn’t know about a dog (but) at this time my puppy is crawling from the back seat of her car to the front seat of the car.”
From there, police and Joppa gave different accounts of what happened.
Joppa and Korn said they blocked the buyer’s car in the lot, grabbed the dog and were attacked, Channel 2 reported.
However, Gwinnett County police charged Joppa with entering a vehicle and battery, and Korn faces a false imprisonment charge, according to Gwinnett County Jail records.
Police gave Crescent back to the buyer, but Joppa and Korn said they plan to file civil complaints, Channel 2 reported.
Both have bonded out of the Gwinnett County Jail, according to records. Korn’s bond was $1,850 and Joppa’s was $3,150.
Snellville police said they don’t have enough evidence to prove the buyer did anything wrong, and Gwinnett police are investigating the incident, Channel 2 reported.
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