A dog in the Brighton Park area of Chicago, Ill., was caught up in a painful trap, laden with fish hooks earlier this week, reported Thursday's publication of the Chicago Tribune.
The dog owner's neighbor, 64-year-old Douglas Markunas, is believed to be behind the cruel contraption and he allegedly admitted to the crime.
According to the police report, Markunas told the owner of the dog:
Yeah, I did it,
Next time I’ll set a (expletive) bear trap for that dog.
According to the report, the victimized dog had been let out by his owner on Tuesday. The owner was alerted to a problem by the dog's pained howling.
Four fish hooks were found buried in the dog's legs - Markunas had allegedly strung the hooks with fishing line around his yard with the intent to capture the dog.
Exactly what the history was between Markunas and the dog's owner is unclear, but Markunas allegedly told the owner of the dog that,
You need to be scared of me (expletive)
Markunas was slapped with a slew of misdemeanor charges following Tuesday's incident, including resisting arrest, cruelty to animals and assault and criminal damage to property.
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