Florida woman arrested for swinging around bag of puppies in bar, deputies say

A woman is accused of swinging around a bag of puppies inside a South Florida bar.

Deputies with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Teresa Gardner early Sunday morning, WSVN reported. The incident occurred inside Briny Irish Pub, located at 3440 East Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach.

Gardner was seen carelessly swinging around a backpack, which contained four Chihuahua puppies and their mom, deputies told WSVN. Inside the bag, deputies located the scared young pups and the mom. 

Gardner repeatedly said, “no,” to deputies as they attempted to take her into custody, officials said, but was eventually arrested. She faces charges including animal cruelty and resisting arrest.

It’s unclear where she got the puppies.