With no cash to offer their burglars, an Ohio couple was robbed of their four puppies on Christmas morning instead. A Wayne County sheriff's captain says three men slipped through an unlocked sliding door at a northeast Ohio home at around 6am today. Authorities say the suspects confronted a 32-year-old man in semirural Chippewa Township. They say the man was struck in the face with a handgun, and a 21-year-old woman was held up at gunpoint. When the suspects' demands for cash weren't met, the men scooped up 3-week-old Cane Corso puppies and fled.
Cane Corsos are an Italian mastiff-type dog that can serve as watchdogs and hunters. Capt. Doug Hunter says the puppies' chances of survival are slim because they're not yet weaned. The puppies' mother wasn't taken. (Read more sadness stories.)