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.

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