HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A 70-year-old man attacked his son's two pit bulls with a samurai sword because one of the dogs made a mess in the house, police said.
Vernon Garner chased the 3-year-old dog and her puppy into his son's bedroom on Wednesday. When the dogs hid under the bed, Garner grabbed the sword and jabbed it under the bed, cutting both dogs, Detective Carlos Negron said.
"Apparently the suspect got very upset because the puppy went to the bathroom in the house," Negron said.
The dogs lay bleeding in the room until his 21-year-old son, Michael Garner, got home several hours later, police said.
The younger Garner rushed both dogs to an animal hospital. They were expected to survive, but detectives still charged Vernon Garner with two felony counts of animal cruelty.
"He said that the female, the mother, tried to bite him and bite his pants," Negron said, "but there was nothing on the pants."
Garner was released Friday on $5,000 bond, jail officials said Saturday.
A woman who answered the phone at the Garner house Friday evening declined comment. The dogs were turned over to the city's animal control division, which was trying to locate a new home for the dogs.
Looks like this guy played too much Samurai Shodown!!
That's sick though he try killing the dogs with his samurai sword, I don't get some people.