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HOUSTON A woman accused of participating in the theft of an English bulldog puppy was out of jail Wednesday after posting a $2,000 bond.

Tashona Bredford made her first appearance before a judge Wednesday morning, where she posted bail and walked free.

She and Alex Smith are charged with theft, accused of stealing a puppy worth $3,000 from a local pet store.

The crime was caught by surveillance cameras.

Police said a tip led them to Bredford, and she led them to Smith.

They were arrested on Monday, and the puppy was returned to the pet store.

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