According to Thursday's CBS DFW News, a six-week-old puppy died instantly after being hurled from a fast-moving vehicle on Interstate 20 in Parker County, Texas.
The Parker County Sheriff's Office issued a press release which announced the Tuesday arrest of the man believed to be responsible for the act of animal cruelty. The suspect, Marquael Odoric Greer, 32, of Lancaster, was identified by his girlfriend, 33-year-old Shaquitha Pratt.
According to Pratt, last Friday she and Greer were in the midst of a heated argument while traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 20. Pratt told the authorities that Greer grabbed the tiny Chihuahua puppy from her lap and hurled him out the window of the moving car, causing the pup's death. Pratt also told the authorities that she was physically assaulted by the man.
Responding deputies found the puppy's body alongside the interstate and determined that he likely died instantly. On Tuesday, Greer was located in Dallas and arrested on a charge of felony cruelty to non-livestock animals - he was taken to jail.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the puppy’s death is the latest incident proving that:
“Parker County does not have an animal problem. We have a people problem.”
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