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POTTERVILLE, Mich. (WLNS) – A man’s dog was stolen from a home and business in Potterville over the weekend.

It was all caught on camera. About 48 hours later, state police located the suspect and a dog named Loki.

Many people were surprised and angry when they learned that no arrests had been made.

Under Michigan law, this type of crime is a misdemeanor.

In this week’s Legal Edge, attorney Brian Waldman explains why.

“What’s happening here is that there are actually several laws at play that lead to this outcome,” Waldman said. “The first of these laws is something that sometimes is difficult for people to accept, is that the law says that dogs are personal property.”

You can watch his full breakdown in the video player above.

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