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St. Paul man hurled 4-pound dog against parked car, charges say

This news story was published on April 29, 2012.
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A man is accused of throwing his wife’s dog, which weighs less than 4 pounds, repeatedly against a parked car in St. Paul. Police found the woman cradling the Yorkshire terrier in her arms as she cried, the dog’s blood on her shirt.

The dog appeared unconscious but was OK when it was checked out by a veterinarian, police said.

Police cited Khat Peng, 28, with misdemeanor animal cruelty Friday, April 27.

Officers were called to the 700 block of East Magnolia Avenue about 8 p.m. Wednesday. A neighbor saw a man picking up a Yorkie and throwing it “numerous times,” and could hear the dog yelping, said Sgt. Paul Paulos, St. Paul police spokesman.

The dog was lying motionless in the yard afterward, the witness reported.

Police arrived and saw a man identified as Peng. They asked if he owned a Yorkie and he said the dog was his wife’s and was in the house, Paulos said. Police knocked on the door and a woman answered, cradling the Yorkie.

Officers asked if the blood on her shirt was from the dog and she said it was, Paulos said. The woman told police she did not know what happened to the dog, but she’d found him in that condition when she came home from work.

Police asked her to put the dog, who is 1-1/2 years old and named Bentley, on the floor to assess his injuries. He appeared unconscious and was twitching, and blood was seeping from his ears and mouth, Paulos said.

Police brought the dog to a vet and arrested Peng. At the vet’s office, “the dog was

examined and was doing remarkably better, eating and drinking on his own,” Paulos said.

The vet did not see “serious, long-term complications,” and the dog went home with the woman, Paulos said.

Police do not know what precipitated the alleged attack on the dog – Peng did not talk to police and asked for an attorney, Paulos said. He was released from jail on his own recognizance.

Peng did not respond to a voice mail left Friday, seeking comment.

He is scheduled for a May 29 hearing.

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13 Responses to St. Paul man hurled 4-pound dog against parked car, charges say

  1. Stunna Reply Report comment

    May 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Its just a dog….theres plenty more

  2. concernedcitizen Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Well, lets take this sicko and throw him against a cement wall over and over again and see if he likes it. Something needs to be done with these sick people hurting defenseless animals. All they get is a pat on the wrist and sent on their way. These pets are part of the family the same as anyone else and they need to have someone stick up for them since they are helpless and can’t speak for themselves.

  3. Publius Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Arrest Obama! He admitted to eating dogs, which is way worse!

  4. No Permission Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Can we build the needed correctional space in YOUR county and in your back yard?

  5. Matt Rezab Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Maybe he watched “Anchorman” before the car ride.

  6. John Bunnell Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Come on people, give me a break, what I said is true. 33 years ago I was required to shoot these SOB’s. Now they’re here eating our dogs.

    ShortTimer your right, I am happy, could you try sticking to the subject? HAHAHA!!!!!

    Faye, read my post again, nowhere does it say or imply, I hurt animals, except dog eaters.

    I agree with Peter L.

    Kelly, If you can’t take it, use the globe site, they don’t print the truth, and stay off this one

    • WTF Reply Report comment

      April 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      learn to spell

    • Kelly Reply Report comment

      April 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Sorry John I’m pretty dedicated to this site!

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Cows are sacred in India so should we all be killed? I love pets but they have been food for thousands of years. Their is not one animal including humans that wasn’t used for food. If you think americans weren’t eating cats and dogs during the depression you would be wrong.

  7. Faye Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Sick bastards,… both Peng and John Bunnell. Take a defensless animal and cause it suffering and pain. Everything comes around in it’s own good time. I’ve know a few people like this and have found that they mistreat kids also and can never be trusted.

  8. John Bunnell Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Don’t you know, thats how they tenderize them before they cook them…

    • Kelly Reply Report comment

      April 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      And you find this amusing? Truth or not, your comment was inappropriate!

    • ShortTimer Reply Report comment

      April 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Hey, John Bunns…learn from your parent’s mistakes and use birth control!!!
      All I know is that if ignorance is bliss, you have to be the happiest person alive!!!! HAHAHAA