Tampa man demanded sex in exchange for dog, deputies say

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Deputies in Hillsborough County say a Tampa man was holding a woman's dog hostage in exchange for sex.

According to the sheriff's office, the woman – whom they declined to name – contacted deputies on Friday, claiming that Kevin Skaggs had her dog and was demanding "sexual favors" before he returned it.

Deputies were able to locate Skaggs as he was driving with the dog in his vehicle. The dog was safely returned to the woman.

Skaggs, meanwhile, was arrested Friday afternoon on a charge of extortion, as well as driving with a suspended license.  Deputies said the 36-year-old was "known to the victim" and had been calling and sending her unwanted text messages for months.