Everyone knows the story of the dude who started with a paperclip and kept trading it for more valuable items until he got a house. Here, it's even on Wikipedia. Now comes the messed up version: According to a lawsuit filed by a lady named Morgan Bogle in New York, her dog walker—46-year-old Tommy Doerr—stole her 4-year-old pitbull Sugar and allegedly traded it to drug dealers for some PCP. Via the New York Post:
Doerr, 46, was “detained by the police who had allegedly searched him and found him in possession of a controlled substance, believed to be PCP,” Bogle claims in court papers.
She “has also been told . . . that [Doerr] ‘traded’ Sugar to some drug dealers in return for PCP or sold Sugar in order to obtain money to buy drugs,” court papers state. “Morgan believes that her best friend and beloved pet was sold by Doerr to be used in connection with dog-fighting or traded for controlled substances.”
For his part, Doerr denies the charges, claiming an "unexplained psychotic episode" made him forget where the dog was, according to the Post. Psychotic episodes are an occasional side effect of, uhh, PCP.
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.