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Family Yorkie kicked, killed; father arrested

April 20, 2011 |  9:25 am

A 38-year old Fontana man has been arrested for allegedly kicking and killing his family dog, authorities said Wednesday.

Victor Lopez became angry Sunday morning when the two-pound Yorkie named Woody urinated on the floor, police said.

Lopez took the dog to the back door and kicked it about 15 feet to a concrete slab, said Sgt. Billy Green of the Fontana Police Department. Family members told police the dog did not move after hitting the concrete.

Four children aged 6 to 16 were in the room at the time, Green said.

Lopez was arrested on charges of felony animal cruelty and taken to the West Valley Detention Center, Green said.

He posted $25,000 bond and was released a few hours after being booked, according to jail records.

Family members told police it was not the first time Lopez had kicked the dog in anger.

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