Dog returned after man suffers seizure at Longmont 7-Eleven

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Police say this woman took this dog from a man who had a seizure and later died at a 7-Eleven Tuesday evening. / Photos courtesy Longmont Police Department

LONGMONT (KDVR) — A dog snatched from his owner in a Longmont 7-Eleven this week is safe, and has been reunited with his family.

30-year-old Melody Mellon is accused of taking 59-year-old Robert Corbey’s dog after the man had a seizure and later died, the Longmont Police Department said Wednesday.

Corbey, who had been feeling ill, walked his dog, Sampson, to the 7-Eleven store at 1650 N. Main St. on Tuesday night, according to police.

While there, he had a seizure. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Video of the incident inside the store shows a woman removing the man’s dog from the scene while officers and firefighters responded.

Days later, Sampson was found being walked by two people who told police the woman had given them the dog. The animal has been returned to him family.

Mellon was arrested Thursday after she allegedly stole her ex-boyfriend’s mother’s truck, according to police. An officer found the truck with Mellon passed out inside, according to the probable cause statement.

She had several outstanding warrants out of Denver on a traffic charge and a dangerous drugs charge.

The probable cause statement said Mellon kicked two officers as they tried to put her inside a patrol vehicle and take her to a hospital.

After being medically cleared, she was taken to the Boulder County Jail, where she “intentionally urinated and spit inside the patrol vehicle,” according to the probable cause statement.

Mellon is facing charges of auto theft, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest on top of the outstanding warrants.

Officers also identified Mellon as the suspect in the case of the stolen dog Sampson.


Police say this woman took a dog from a man who had a seizure and later died at a 7-Eleven Tuesday evening. / Photos courtesy Longmont Police Department

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