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Surveillance footage of a woman who reportedly stole a dying man’s dog on July 30, 2019.

The woman who reportedly stole a dog from a man as he was dying on the floor of a convenience store in Longmont on Tuesday was ticketed for taking the dog after police arrested her on an unrelated matter.

Police are searching for this dog, which was reportedly stolen from a 7-Eleven on July 30, 2019.

Robert Corbey, 59, had been feeling ill all day when he walked with his dog, Sampson, to a 7-Eleven in the 1600 block of North Main Street on Tuesday night. While in the store, Corbey suffered a seizure and fell. He was transported to the hospital, but died there.

While first responders were on scene in the store, a woman took Corbey’s dog and left the scene.

The dog was found by Longmont police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur on Wednesday near Sixth Avenue and Main Street with two people who said they got Sampson from the woman.

Then, on Thursday morning, Satur said Longmont police were called to a vehicle theft in the 1400 block of Centennial Drive. A woman told police her pickup truck had been stolen sometime during the night and suspected her ex-girlfriend, Melody Mellon, was the suspect.

According to the police report, officers found the truck parked on Heirloom Way and found Mellon, 30, passed out in the truck. She initially tried to give officers a false name, but they were eventually able to identify her and found two outstanding warrants for her arrest out of Denver.

Police also identified Mellon as the woman who took the dog. While police said Corbey’s family was not interested in pursuing a criminal case, police did issue a municipal ticket for theft.

Melody Mellon

Mellon also was arrested on the outstanding warrants and on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft and attempt to influence a public servant in relation to the truck theft. She also faces charges of second-degree assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest after police say she kicked officers and intentionally urinated in a squad car while they were trying to take her into custody.

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