The couple didn't have the puppy when the vehicle was stopped and said they dumped the Min Pin in a ravine behind the Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall. The temperature was only 37 degrees and getting colder.Schwenn searched the area on foot for about two hours, finally locating the puppy several hundred yards from where the couple dumped her.
According to a press release from authorities, "(Schwenn) could hear the puppy whimpering and found her shivering and thankful to see him. The puppy would not have survived the night...and it was sheer luck that she was found."The 16-year-old female was taken into custody and later released to her guardian, pending charges from Camden County Juvenile authorities. Hutson was charged with felony stealing of an animal, and is being held in the Camden County Jail on a bond of $2500 and $25,000 surety.