Man accused of 'slam dunking' Chihuahua, causing its death
A San Jacinto man is accused of "slam-dunking" a Chihuahua to the ground, after which the dog had to be euthanized, according to police.
Riverside County sheriff's deputies arrested 44-year-old Javier Rodriguez Garza on Tuesday after he failed to show up for a mandated court appearance related to the felony animal-cruelty case, according to a Department of Animal Services press release.
Garza is accused of slamming his 3-pound, 10-week-old Chihuahua to the ground on April 13 after an argument with a woman.
Photo: The allegedly mistreated Chihuahua was 10 weeks old. Credit: KTLA