Girl loses dog. Boy finds dog. Boy calls girl. Girl and Boy meet. Kind of like one of those star-crossed lovers things. Only with a registered sex offender.
So Pineapple, a cocker/poodle mix, wanders away from home and Alfredo Jaime Dempkey, 27, finds it, grabs a phone number off the collar and gives the owner, a 17-year-old girl, a ring.
And then tells her that she can either give him 70 bucks or have sex with him to get the dog back. When she balks at that he threatens to torture the dog.
Did I mention that Dempkey's the sex offender here? In case it wasn't obvious. Did a stint in the pokey for forced oral copulation. And he's been in violation of his registration status since the end of May.
So the girl agrees to meet him at a local El Pollo Loco.
Dempkey shows up. Girl shows up.
Hawthorne Police Department shows up. Everybody's happy. Except Dempkey. But screw him.
You don't fuck with the dog.