BERLIN — A thirsty German sold his 6-year-old step-daughter's pet beagle to the owner of a bar to pay for beer, the Bild newspaper reported on Friday.
The unemployed man offered to take the dog for a walk and then stopped at a bar where he convinced the owner to buy the 3-year-old dog for $53 (40 euros).
The man spent the proceeds quenching his thirst for beer. The bar owner has now returned the dog to its owner.
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