Police: Man stabbed dog that wouldn't stop barking

- Police say a South Florida man stabbed his dog in the leg with a kitchen knife when it wouldn't stop barking.

The SunSentinel reports the dog was injured in November but Michael O'Brien wasn't arrested until Jan. 20, when the investigation was completed. He's charged with cruelty to animals and was released on a $2,500 bond.

Sunrise police say the dog, named Nala, is healthy and in the custody of animal control.

Police say the 22-year-old O'Brien took the heavily bleeding dog to an animal clinic. He told the veterinarian the dog ran through a glass door. The dog needed two blood transfusions and was resuscitated by CPR.

A police report says the veterinarian doubted O'Brien's account. A witness later told police O'Brien used a kitchen knife to stab Nala in the leg.

Records don't say whether O'Brien has a lawyer.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories