The Blotter: Teen gets 4 years for armed robbery of dog; man dragged 4 miles, survives; Alexandria firefighter hospitalized

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Teen gets 4 years for armed robbery of dog

An 18-year-old D.C. man was sentenced to four years in prison for robbing a woman of her designer dog at gunpoint.

According to prosecutors, Christopher Young approached the woman who was walking her Yorkshire Terrier in the area of 5th and Kennedy streets in Northeast Washington on the morning of Jan. 5.

He pulled out a handgun and said, "Give me your dog. Yorkies cost a lot of money," authorities said.

He grabbed the dog and fled but had dropped his phone. The dog escaped and ran to its home.

Officers determined the phone belonged to Young and learned that he had a GPS device on his ankle for a previous crime. The ankle bracelet placed him in the area at the time of the robbery.

Man dragged 4 miles, survives

A car dragged a man for about 4 miles in Virginia before another motorist alerted the driver that the victim was under the vehicle, according to the Associated Press.

The accident occurred Saturday near Williamsburg.

Police said the victim, 31, and the driver were racing their vehicles when the victim lost control of his car and it hit a tree. The victim was ejected.

The other car ran over the man and dragged him.

Police say the victim suffered serious injuries. Two passengers in the victim's car, an 8-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed.

Alexandria firefighter hospitalized

A firefighter was taken to a hospital after a two-alarm fire at a house in Alexandria, officials said.

About 11:35 a.m. Monday, firefighters went to a single-family home on the 800 block of Chalfonte Drive.

The flames were extinguished within 30 minutes of firefighters' arrival, officials said. One firefighter was taken to a hospital with smoke-inhalation injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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