Family says photo of man with puppy was misunderstanding

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated police were considering this a criminal investigation.

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio – A local family says a photo released by police showing a man tying a puppy to a tree and driving away was a misunderstanding.

FOX 8 News has learned the man was actually returning a family member’s dog.

The incident happened May 9.

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