MIAMI — A woman has been charged after she was accused of killing a man’s puppy by gutting the animal and then threatening to do the same to its owner last week, according to a police report.
Yadelin Marin, 19, was charged with second-degree animal cruelty and minor battery in connection with the July 12 incident, which police described as a “terrible scene.”
It was not immediately clear whether bail had been set and whether the woman was still in custody or was released after being taken to Miami-Dade Prison.
Police were called to a house on the 300th block of 82nd Street NW and spoke to a puppy owner who was told by a friend that his pet dog had been gutted in the bathroom.
When the man entered the bathroom, he saw the scene and saw Marin sitting in the tub “and told (the victim) you were next,” the police report said.
The woman then left the house and the man called the police, but seven days later she returned to the same place and was arrested.
The arresting officer wrote that Marin allegedly “spit in my face” when she was taken into custody, according to the police report.
Investigators did not provide information about the relationship between the owner of the dog and the woman in the police report, nor did they say what led up to the attack on the dog.