Sheriff: Man stalked woman, stole dog and left it in the cold

It happened in Fosston in northwest Minnesota.
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A northwest Minnesota man has been booked into jail and is facing charges of burglary, theft, stalking and animal cruelty after being accused of following a woman and stealing her dog. 

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a woman from Fosston reported that a man she knew was following her in a vehicle just before 2 a.m. Saturday, and she believed he went into her home and took her dog. 

The woman provided evidence of the burglary and identified the suspect as a 26-year-old man who is also from Fosston. 

At around 12 p.m. Saturday, the woman found her dog on the side of a county road on the north side of Fosston. The dog showed signs of being left outdoors in frigid conditions for an extended period of time, but was uninjured. 

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Vehicle and dog tracks in the area helped lead investigators to the suspect, who was arrested and booked into the Northwest Regional Corrections Center on burglary, theft, stalking and animal cruelty charges.

Note: It's unclear what kind of dog was left outside in the cold.  

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