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Man Kills Poodle By Smashing Dog With A Brick

Police arrest resident of unincorporated Redwood City for animal cruelty.


A San Mateo County man is accused of killing a teenage girl's poodle by hitting it in the head with a brick because the pet wandered into his yard one too many times, the district attorney said.

Marcos Montano-Topete, 32, who lives on Dumbarton Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City, faces one charge of felony animal cruelty in connection with the March 26 attack.

Prosecutors said Montano-Topete allegedly approached his 16-year-old neighbor and told her he was sick of her dog -- a 26-pound poodle  named 'Globsis' -- coming onto his property, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Montano-Topete allegedly told the girl he had hit her dog and it was lying in her yard, Wagstaffe said. The pet was found whimpering and convulsing in a pool of blood.

The dog's snout appeared to be caved in, and deputies later found a brick nearby, according to the district attorney's office.

The dog was taken to a local veterinarian, but due to the severity of its injuries, it had to be euthanized. Montano-Topete was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty, and pleaded not guilty in June.

Defense attorney Tom Deremigio did not immediately return a call for comment.

Montano-Topete is due to appear in court for a superior court review conference this afternoon, and is scheduled to return for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 9.


-- Bay City News

Gerry Mazloum July 19, 2012 at 03:21 PM
The idiot should have gotten rid of the evidance.
Kathie Fosgett July 19, 2012 at 06:44 PM
...or perhaps we should get rid of the idiot...
Jo Mama September 19, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Yes, I'm with Kathie


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