CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Crockett Police Department arrested a 31-year-old Grapeland woman after she allegedly left her dog in a hot car while she shoplifted merchandise from the town's Walmart Monday.
Logan Gandy was booked into the Houston County Jail on a Class A misdemeanor charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals and a Class B misdemeanor charge of theft between $50 and $500. No information was available on her bond amount.
According to the arrest affidavit, Crockett Police officers were dispatched to the Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. When the first arresting officer arrived on the scene, a loss prevention officer at the scene, told him that Gandy had been caught shoplifting.
Gandy allegedly passed all the points of check out without paying for the merchandise she had placed in two different containers. While the officer was talking to Gandy, she told him that her dog was still in her car, the affidavit stated.
A press release from the Crockett Police Department stated that the officers determined that Gandy had left the dog in the car for about one hour and 45 minutes without any food or water. In addition, the vehicle wasn't running.
After Gandy was allowed to take the items that she had actually purchased to her car, she was arrested at the scene. The dog was taken to Dr. George Beeler's veterinary clinic for treatment and evaluation.
"The Crockett Police Department would like to remind everyone that during the summer months, your vehicle can reach temperatures of up to 140 degrees," said Sgt. Clayton Smith, a spokesman for the Crockett Police Department. "Never leave your children or animals in a vehicle unattended."