San Francisco, Calif., police have identified a 35-year-old man as a suspect in a crime which left a woman's dog dead.
According to Tuesday's San Francisco Gate, Laurice Barrett is believed to be the man who snatched the 30-year-old woman's Pekingese from her car on Dec. 28.
The suspected hurled the little dog, named "Roxy," into oncoming traffic, causing critical injuries which required the dog to be euthanized.
The crime started out with the man demanding money from the woman. Things turned deadly after the dog began to bark.
On Jan. 2, surveillance images of the man involved in the crime were released. Someone who viewed that surveillance footage provided a tip to the authorities, who in turn, called in Roxy's owner to review mug shots.
Roxy's owner looked at photos and identified Barrett as the man who was responsible for the attack.
Barrett has prior criminal activity, but is not currently in custody. There is a warrant out for his arrest and he is facing felony animal cruelty and robbery charges.
Anyone who knows of Barrett's whereabouts is asked to phone the police department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a text message, noting: "SFPD" to TIP411.
Link to prior story on this cruel incident here.
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