Man uses golf club to kill Chihuahua
A California man was arrested Thursday on charges of killing a neighbor’s Chihuahua — with one swing of a golf club.
Barbara Hitchman said she found her dog, Lily, lying on the ground while driving through her neighborhood in Riverside. A neighbor told Hitchman that she saw another neighbor, 58-year-old Larry Jaurequi, strike the dog.
“She said he lined up as if he was doing a golf shot, and he just whopped her, and she said she went so far in the air, she did three summersaults and hit the pavement,” Hitchman told KABC in Riverside.
Hitchman went across the street to confront the man.
“I said, ‘You’re insane, you’re a psycho, you need locking away,’ and he said, ‘Try it, you better get out of here too.’”
Hitchman said Jaurequi also told her that her dog should not have been on the loose. Lily had escaped sometime earlier that day.
Jaurequi was arrested that night.
“I don’t believe this dog was a threat to this man in any way, he just for unknown reasons attacked the dog with a golf club,” said Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Cpl. Courtney Donowho.
Lily died at a veterinary clinic Friday morning.
Posted by jwoestendiek January 30th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
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