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Accused kitten thief pleads not guilty

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A 24-year-old woman accused of stealing a kitten from the Washington Humane Society pleaded not guilty in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday, court records show.

Porsha Nicole Evans, of Southeast D.C., has been charged with second-degree theft.

The brown-and-white kitten known as Callista was taken from the Washington Humane Society adoption center on New York Avenue NE on May 26. A Humane Society employee told police that in reviewing surveillance footage, they noticed that a man and a woman with children had walked into the area with the cats around the time that the kitten was believed to have been stolen, according to a court document.

The man had written down his name and address in the Humane Society's log book. When police went to the address on May 30, they saw the kitten. Evans said she had taken the kitten and that the man she was with did not know what she had done until they got home, the document stated.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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