Deputies: Man kills dog for urinating on lawn in CA

Posted at 7:33 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 08:33:35-05

TERRA BELLA, CA (KXXV) - A California man was arrested after he shot and killed his neighbor's dog for urinating on his lawn.

Deputies spoke with the dog's owner, who said her dog was missing from her front yard. She said the suspect was her neighbor, 23-year-old Modesto Ramos.

Ramos told deputies he became angry at the dog when it urinated on his yard and vehicle. He confessed to shooting and killing the animal with a rifle before burying it.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office said two California banned assault rifles were found inside Ramos' home. 

He was arrested for animal cruelty causing death, possession of banned assault weapons and negligently discharged of a firearm.

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