LA area man arrested in Chihuahua's run over death
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his Chihuahua by deliberately hitting it with his car in attack caught on surveillance video.
The Torrance Daily Breeze (http://bit.ly/1gcrWYl ) says police investigated and found the Dec. 28 video that shows a man removing something from his trunk -- possibly the dog -- and then backing up over the Chihuahua in an alley before driving off. The dog is left convulsing and bloody.
On Thursday a resident found and bagged the body.
Lt. Scott Swain says investigators traced the car and on Friday arrested Michael Parker of Hawthorne on suspicion of willful animal cruelty.
He was later released and couldn't be reached for comment Monday.
Police haven't released a motive for the killing.
Information from: Daily Breeze, http://www.dailybreeze.com