Woman arrested after stealing dog from man having seizure, police say

Melody Mellon, 30, was arrested for allegedly stealing a man's dog while he was having a seizure, police said. (Longmont Police Department)

Colorado woman was arrested after allegedly stealing a dog from a man who suffered a seizure and who ultimately died.

Melody Mellon, 30, was at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Longmont, a city roughly 35 miles north of Denver, on Tuesday when a 59-year-old Robert Corbey — who had been feeling ill that day — suffered a seizure.

Paramedics responded and attempted to save his life, but Corbey was pronounced dead at a hospital, KDVR reported, citing the Longmont Police Department.

During this time, Mellon allegedly took the dog, named "Sampson," and fled.

The next day, Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur spotted Sampson walking with a couple in town. “I was like, ‘Oh, there he is!’ I recognized him right away," he told KCNC-TV.

The couple said a woman gave them Sampson.

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