Puppy Killed For Misbehaving Before Steelers Tilt

Ben Maller finds the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE reporting today that a local man “told police he killed his girlfriend’s puppy yesterday afternoon because the animal would not behave before the Steelers football game broadcast.”

Puppy Killed By Steelers Fan Before Game

(AP Video: Suspect ’slammed’ the dog down, kicked it ‘like a soccer ball’)

William Woodson, 22, is being held on $25,000 bail in the Allegheny County Jail, pending a preliminary hearing on animal cruelty at 1 p.m. next Monday before District Judge Elaine McGraw in Bridgeville.

The puppy, a 13-week-old pit bull named Flip, had been the focal point of recent arguments between Mr. Woodson and his girlfriend, Christine Gielarowski, 21, with whom Mr. Woodson lives on Jane Way.

Horrific. But it somehow gets worse. Turns out a witness called police about the puppy killing, with the suspect’s girlfriend then giving “a false name and address and refusing to identify her boyfriend as the suspect.

If man killed puppy over Steeler game, mandatory jail time?

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So Woodson killed his girlfriend’s puppy over a football game, and she had no plans to do anything. 

A witness called Bridgeville police at 1:09 p.m. after the suspect, who was supposed to have been walking the dog, instead was kicking it down the street, according to a police affidavit.

Ms. Gielarowski told police her boyfriend kicked the dog because the pup would not walk with them. When the near lifeless dog no longer was able to move, Mr. Woodson walked away from it and his girlfriend, she told police.

The witness called police after he found the animal lying limp and dying in the 100 block of Union Street. By the time police arrived, the dog was dead and Mr. Woodson was gone.

After the police tracked down Woodson at a friend’s house, the suspect tried to escape but was quickly apprehended. Then he revealed his perverted motive.

According to the affidavit, Mr. Woodson said he argued with Ms. Gielarowski about buying the dog to live at their residence.

“He admitted the dog would not behave prior to the Steelers game and that he became upset at it,” according to the affidavit.

So are we all in agreement on mandatory jail time for this *alleged* animal?