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Meter reader accused of killing small dog in California

Yorkshire terrier killed by meter reader
Family photo/Screen shot via Redlands Daily Facts

According to the Redlands Daily Facts, a tiny Yorkshire terrier died in Redlands, Calif., after being struck in the head by a gas company's meter reader late last week.

Bean Bean, who weighed just 6-pounds, was struck in the head by Southern California Gas Company employee who had entered her guardian's fenced yard on Thursday morning. According to Bean Bean's owner, Cathy Rodriguez, the man had been told to wait outside of the gate until the three dogs in the yard could be put away - for reasons unknown, the man entered the yard anyway.

Frank Padilla, humane officer with the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, stated:

The next thing she knew, the meter reader was inside the property and the dogs circled around behind him,”

He swung around with the stick and struck (one of the dogs) in the head. The dog instantly went into convulsions.”

The man accused of taking Bean Bean's life is under investigation by the humane society, and his employer.

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