Dead dogs found in home of ex-Kiss guitarist
Four dead dogs in “sealed containers” were found in the Tennessee home of former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent over the weekend during an investigation that led to his arrest on charges of assaulting his wife.
While authorities continue to investigate that piece of the mystery, Vincent, a member of Kiss from 1982 to 1984, was released after posting $10,000 bond after his arrest by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, according to The Daily News Journal.
The newspaper quotes authorities as saying Vincent’s wife, Diane, arrived to the Sheriff’s Office “covered in blood,” claiming that Vincent, 58, had ”smacked her in the face,” dragged her through a pile of glass on the floor and threw her on the ground four times.
After that, deputies went to the couple’s home, where they reportedly found “four sealed containers containing deceased dogs.” His wife said that the dogs had been killed by one of their “aggressive dogs.”
As to why the dogs bodies were being kept, authorities had no comment, but one has wonder if Vincent, who wore the Egyptian symbol for life painted on his face during performances, was into pet mummification and/or cloning.
Vincent replaced original band member Ace Frehley and played on two albums — “Creatures of the Night” and “Lick It Up.”
Vincent left KISS in 1984 after disputes with the band. He lives in Smyrna, Tenn
Posted by jwoestendiek May 24th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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