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Deputies searching for men who tried to steal pit bull puppy in metro Detroit

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 12:29:40-05

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation after two men reportedly tried to steal a pit bull puppy on March 3.

Deputies say a man was walking his puppy around 8:30 a.m. near McCartney and Lakeview when another man approached got out of a car and demanded that he hand over the dog. A fight ensued and that's when a second man exited the vehicle armed with a knife.

Police reported that the victim grabbed the knife that caused a severe injury to his hand before managing to get away with his dog. 

The owner of the puppy is now refusing to cooperate with authorities.