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“I ain’t gonna let no dogs punk me”

wilkersonA Chicago man charged with beating and stabbing a neighbor’s dog to death told police he did it because the dog tore his $3.78 shirt.

Damien Wilkerson, 34,  was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail and faces felony animal cruelty charges, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Witnesses told police they saw Wilkerson beating the dog near his home Saturday while holding a knife. Police found the dog’s body in a trash can in nearby alley.

“Yeah I killed that … dog,” Wilkerson told police, according to court documents. “I don’t give a (expletive),” Wilkerson said to police. “The dog tore my shirt. This … cost $3.78.”

Wilkerson said he went after the dog after it bit and tore his shirt through a fence, according to court documents. He said he hopped the fence and began beating the dog with a milk crate, then “choked the dog out” when the animal went for his neck, according to officers.

Authorities say Wilkerson is a member of the Insane Vice Lords gang.

According to court documents, he told police, “I ain’t gonna let no dogs or no (expletive) punk me.”


Comment from deborah meile
Time June 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

As far as I’m concerned he is ignorant and very cruel!!! I can only imagine what a $3.78 shirt looks like!! You need to go to jail!!!!

Comment from Morgan
Time June 3, 2013 at 4:53 pm

What a scary, scary person. He doesn’t value innocent life.

Comment from Krisi
Time June 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

This guy is an UN-educated douche-bag with no respect for life. Any kind of life. Jail would be a good place for him.

Comment from smoketoomuch
Time June 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

That dog helped prove to the world what a PUNK you truly are, you sorry-ass piece of crap!
Lock this bum up until he learns what it means to be humane.

Comment from ellen
Time June 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

he’s a TOTAL PUNK! Taking an innocent life over a shirt, regarless of cost, that’s a PUNK!

Comment from Jen Brighton
Time June 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Here’s hoping that he loses his shirt in legal fees, court costs and fines associated with the charges against him, which will amount to much more than $3.78. Sounds like he needs to spend some $$ on anger management as well.

Comment from Marino396
Time June 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm

You worthless piece of crap! I hope you get in a cell with a dog loving serial killer, or even better deal, one 9mm cartridge is cheaper than 3.78 so how about I keep the change,