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Texas Man Accused of Beating, Eating Family Dog

Man charged with felony cruelty to a non-livestock animal

By Monica Nickelsburg
|  Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:36 PM CDT
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Man Accused of Beating, Eating Dog

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Police arrested a man from Waco, Texas Monday after they say he beat, strangled and began eating his family dog.

Relatives of Michael Terron Daniel, 22, called police June 14 to report that he had assaulted family members, chased a neighbor and started barking and growling before attacking the dog, KWTX.com reported. When authorities arrived, they found him sitting on his porch covered in blood.

He was “initially incoherent and unresponsive,” Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton told KWTX.com Monday.

Daniel was taken to a hospital where he urged officers to fight him or use a stun gun “to help him get off his bad trip,” Swanton said. Witnesses had also reported that he was complaining about being on a bad trip from ingesting K-2, a synthetic cannabis drug.

Daniel was arrested Monday at his workplace and charged with felony cruelty to a non-livestock animal, police said.
 
The dog, described as medium-sized and black, died at the scene.

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