Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Woman Tricks Officers into Helping Her Steal Horses

Livingston Parish, Louisiana – Alysia Maloney has been arrested after tricking two uniformed police officers into helping her steal horses. She is charged with three counts of extortion and one count of obstruction of justice. She has been released after posting a $100,000 bond. Maloney considered herself to be an equestrian and a horse advocate. “I get calls all the time with people wanting to surrender horses,” Maloney told reporters. Last Tuesday, Maloney received a report of 3 critical horses that needed help on a Livingston Parish property. She filed a complaint with the Sheriff department, stating in her report that two of the horses were extremely malnourished and close to death. The next morning, Maloney emailed Sheriff Ard, asking for an update on the investigation, and informing him of her willingness to transport the seized horses and rehabilitate them. The Sheriff’s response, stating that they had a veterinarian working on the case, was unsatisfactory to Maloney, and she decided to seize the horses herself.  Maloney got an Animal Surrender Form from the Louisiana Animal Cruelty Investigation Task Force, and showed up at Scott Burchfield’s property with two uniformed Police Department officers.  The two officers have assisted Maloney in the past with rescues, and when Maloney told them she was acting on behalf of Sheriff Ard, they agreed to assist...more

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