The victim was walking the dog in the 2400 block of 11th Street N., in the Courthouse area of Arlington, Va., when her ex-boyfriend approached her and began an argument, according to Arlington County police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.
The man then allegedly choked the victim and ran off with her Chihuahua. He was arrested when he tried to give the dog back.
“He came back to the scene to return the dog and was greeted by Arlington County police,” Sternbeck said.
Jonathan Jimenez, 24, was arrested and charged with strangulation, attempted malicious wounding, grand larceny, and domestic assault and battery. He was held without bond.