Dog kicked to death before Steelers game
A Steelers fan in suburban Pittsburgh killed his girlfriend’s 13-week-old puppy Sunday because the dog was misbehaving before the football game came on TV, police said.
The puppy was kicked to death on the same day that it as announced that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was donating money to Kansas City police to buy a new police dog.
William Woodson, 22, of Bridgeville, was being held on $25,000 bail in the Allegheny County Jail, pending a preliminary hearing on animal cruelty, scheduled for next Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The puppy, a pit bull named Flip, had been the source of recent arguments between Woodson and his girlfriend, according to police. A witness saw the dog being kicked down the street and called Bridgeville police. By the time police arrived, the dog was dead and Woodson was gone.
Woodson’s girlfriend told police he kicked the dog because the pup would not walk with them. Police located Woodson at a friend’s house. ”He admitted the dog would not behave prior to the Steelers game and that he became upset at it,” the affidavit said.
Kansas City police on Sunday announced they’d received an $8,000 grant from Steeler quarterback Roethlisberger’s foundation, which distributes grants to police and fire departments in Pittsburgh and in the cities of the Steelers’ road opponents. The $8,000 will pay to replace Rambo, a Kansas City police dog that is set to retire at year’s end because of arthritis. The Chiefs beat the Steelers 27-24 on Sunday.
Posted by John Woestendiek November 23rd, 2009 under Muttsblog, videos.
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