POLICE: Feces-covered Carrollton man called his dead dog 'beautiful'
Police say he told them he was "high on life."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Carrollton, Kentucky, man is in jail after police say he killed his dog and caused such a scene that he had to be carried to a police cruiser.
According to an arrest report, officers from the Carrollton Police Department were called to a residence near the intersection of 3rd Street and Sycamore Street in Carrollton, just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, after someone reported that a man was causing problems with the neighbors and flooding apartments.
When officers arrived, they allegedly found 52-year-old Tony Spencer lying in the bathroom, "talking to himself and wiping feces on himself." According to the arrest report, officers asked Spencer to stand up and walk out. That's when he allegedly told officers that, "he took cocaine drip, pills, morphine, marijuana" and was "high on life."
Police say they soon discovered the body of Spencer's dog, which had been tied to a cinder block in the back yard with a ratchet strap tied around his neck. When confronted about this, Spencer allegedly said that, "his dog was not dead -- that it was playing -- and it was beautiful."
According to the arrest report, Spencer started screaming and swearing in front of the neighbors as he was taken out of the residence, and had to be carried to the police cruiser.
He was arrested and charged with second-degree cruelty to animals, public intoxication (of a controlled substance, excluding alcohol) and second-degree disorderly conduct. He is currently being held in the Carroll County Detention Center.
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