By Marty Griffin

MT. WASHINGTON (KDKA) — There is a bizarre twist in a story KDKA-TV first reported last night.

Police tell the KDKA Investigators the dog was never attacked at all.

Police were called to Mt. Washington Wednesday. Dog owner Anna DiPerna told police she found her dog in her yard with its throat slashed Sunday night.

Police officers talked to DiPerna and called the attack a “terrible crime.”

“This is definitely a malicious, deliberate act,” Pittsburgh police officer Christine Luffey said.

Police now tell the KDKA Investigators they believe there was a rubber band around the dog’s neck that caused it to bleed.

Police also tell the KDKA Investigators they believe DiPerna did not tell them the truth when she told police her dog Sasha was attacked.

KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin caught up with DiPerna in Mt. Washington Thursday. She told him she would never hurt her dog and she says she did not lie to police.

“I’m not lying,” DiPerna said. “She is my dog. I would never hurt her in my life.”

Sources tell the KDKA Investigators that police also plan to seize the dog from the DiPerna home.

DiPerna tells the KDKA Investigators she never neglected her dog. She also says she never lied to police and has no intention of allowing anyone to take her dog.

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