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And they say dogs are vicious! Sheesh! Check out this story from WESH in Florida. Also, take a close look at the missing dog, Prudence....

Joy  |  Jun 29th 2006


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And they say dogs are vicious! Sheesh! Check out this story from WESH in Florida. Also, take a close look at the missing dog, Prudence. If you know wanything, please tell the authorities.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — A disabled Volusia County woman was allegedly attacked by a roommate and then swindled when the suspect stole her bank card and other property.

Most upsetting to the victim, she said, is that the suspect took her beloved dog, WESH 2 News reported.

The alleged beating happened more than two weeks ago, but the woman is strong enough now to tell her story.

Investigators said they think the ultimate goal of the suspect was to steal the victim’s identity. Robin Silva, 44, advertised for a roommate in a local paper and trusted the roommate was all she claimed to be.

“I innocently just trusted her and believed that everything would be OK,” Silva said.

But nothing was OK after Silva welcomed a woman who called herself Ann Wilson into her home.

Silva is disabled by cancer treatment, and she now has scars from the beating she took when the suspect appeared at her bedside, naked and with handcuffs.

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