NYC pup allegedly dognapped twice by owner’s ex-lovers

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This couple is like a dog with a bone when it comes to their beloved pup, who has allegedly been dognapped by the ex-lovers not once, but twice, a new lawsuit claims.

Saylor, a golden-yellow mutt, is the object of obsessive affection between L.A. video producer Aaron Freeman and his ex, former Daily Beast marketing exec Trevor Jacobson, of Manhattan. 

Freeman says he’s been a dedicated doggie daddy ever since he adopted Saylor, even agreeing to share his fur-baby with Jacobson when they broke up in 2015.

All went well until he decided to leave the Big Apple.

Freeman left for L.A. in February 2019, asking Jacobson to take Saylor for a few months while he relocated, he claims.

But Jacobson ultimately refused to give up Saylor, Freeman charges in a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit. 

“I am keeping him and no longer going to share him with you,” Jacobson allegedly told Freeman.

Jacobson denied the allegations, accusing Freeman of harassment and calling the litigation “outlandish.” He claims Freeman abandoned Saylor.

Freeman says he traveled to New York in October 2019, picking Saylor up for what was to be a weekend visit — then secretly flew back to Los Angeles with the mutt in a JetBlue Mint class private suite, according to court papers.

Two days later, Freeman called Jacobson, telling him Saylor was now a West Coast dog.

“Better watch your back,” an infuriated Jacobson allegedly replied.

Nearly three weeks later, Freeman was walking Saylor near his Toluca Lake apartment when, he claims, a stranger grabbed him, pressed a hard object against him, and ordered: “Don’t say anything or the dog will get hurt,” according to the lawsuit.

Then, a second man appeared from behind a parked car, snatched Saylor and jumped into the vehicle’s back seat, as Saylor was “whining and howling in distress,” Freeman charges in the legal filing. The car sped off.

That’s when he realized one of the dognappers was Jacobson’s current boyfriend, Jordan Usdin, claims Freeman.

The 20-second drama was allegedly caught on surveillance video from a nearby apartment complex. Freeman’s lawyer refused to share the clip.

Usdin denied any dognapping. “Nothing happened regarding mugging or stealing or taking the dog in the way he described,” said Usdin, who also refused to share footage of the incident.

“At the end of the day, we retrieved the dog from Los Angeles,” Jacobson told The Post. “Aaron is making false accusations.”

Freeman denied abandoning Saylor, said his lawyer, Steven Warshawsky, who called Jacobson and Usdin’s version of events in L.A. “laughable.”

Freeman is suing Jacobson and Usdin for unspecified damages and wants a judge to give Saylor back to him.

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