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Russian Man Sentenced Over Custody Battle for Pet Chihuahua

A man has been given a year-long suspended prison sentence after attempting to kidnap the family chihuahua from his ex-wife.

A man in St. Petersburg has been given a year-long suspended prison sentence after attempting to kidnap the family chihuahua from his ex-wife.

Stepan Durmanov and his former wife became embroiled in an argument over who would get to keep their beloved pooch, according to a statement published on the regional prosecutors' website Monday.

Durmanov attempted to seize the miniature canine by force, injuring his former spouse in the process, and was subsequently charged and convicted of violent theft, the statement said.

It was not immediately clear who ended up with custody of the dog.

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