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Man admits he poisoned neighbor's barking dog

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According to Tuesday's ABC News 4, a man in Charleston, South Carolina, has admitted that he poisoned his neighbor's dog because he was frustrated by the dog's barking.

On Monday, Charleston County Sheriff's deputies arrested 29-year-old Thomas R. Walker on a charge of animal cruelty for allegedly poisoning his neighbor's dog. According to The Post and Courier, the victimized dog began showing signs of poisoning on Sunday; by Monday, the dog had to be euthanized after the poison, identified as antifreeze, caused the kidneys to fail.

The owner of the poisoned dog told the authorities that Walker had complained in the past about the dog's barking; when Walker was questioned, he admitted that he had poured antifreeze over the fence in an effort to quiet the dog's barking.

There is no word on whether or not Walker had voiced his complaint about the dog's barking to the local animal control. Walker was booked into the Charleston County jail on a $25,000 bond.

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