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Man accused of 'slam dunking' Chihuahua, causing its death

July 9, 2009 | 11:03 am

Man Arrested after "Slam Dunking" Chihuahua

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.

Read the full story at KTLA News.

Photo: The allegedly mistreated Chihuahua was 10 weeks old. Credit: KTLA