Philadelphia resident Bill Whiting was up late at night, stewing over his missing dog, when he received a horrifying phone call. On the other line were children demanding a $600 dollar ransom for Edna, his beloved Beagle mix.
The boy on the other line said that if Bill didn’t pay the ransom, they would kill Edna. Bill listened as the dognappers jingled Edna’s collar in front of the phone, and heard an animal yelping in pain in the background. He agreed to pay the ransom. It’s what happened next which was the most disturbing.
“You don’t understand mister,” the voice on the other end replied. “I want to kill your dog anyway.”
Philadelphia police have charged a 15-year-old with multiple charges, including harassment, making terrorist threats, theft by extortion, and other counts. They allege he was the voice on the other end of the phone call that night. Edna the beagle remains missing, and what happened to her remains a mystery.