Gunsan Police Station in North Jeolla Province booked the suspect, identified only as Choi, 42, on Monday for stealing the three-year-old Siberian Husky. He sold the dog ― worth about 3 million won ($2,400) ― on the black market for just 140,000 won.
According to the police, Choi took the animal from a nearby parking lot after losing 30,000 won at an adult video game arcade on April 28. The dog was owned by a nearby public bath operator.
Choi was apparently unaware of the true value of the animal when he sold it the next day for a fraction of its worth, police said.
"The dog Choi stole is of fine breed with a genealogical table," an officer said. "The dog is well-tamed and thus did not resist when Choi took him in his car."
In Korean here. What a horrible fate for that dog. To say nothing of the previous owner chaining a dog of such a fine pedigree outside in the parking lot in the first place.