In Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, a drunk Chihuahua was rushed to a Pittsburgh area emergency veterinarian after he was discovered lapping up vodka and showing signs of alcohol poisoning. According to WtaeNews, Thomas Bloedel, 44, of Mount Lebanon was found Thursday afternoon behind the wheel of his car in Bethel Park; his little Chihuahua named Maxwell had been by his side.
When Bethel Police arrived on the scene, Bloedel threatened to shoot and kill officers before being arrested. Authorities stated the man seemed heavily intoxicated. As for Maxwell, the adorable little dog had a close encounter of the worst kind:
“A gentleman was intoxicated in a car and I guess had vodka in the car that spilled and Maxwell got into it and drank some,” explained the dog’s veterinarian, Dr. Dimitri Brown. “Evidence of poisoning from the alcohol; he was stumbling around like a person who was drunk. His pupils were dilated.”
Fortunately Dr. Brown was able to help, and by the evening, the dog was back to acting like a normal pooch and has not shown any lingering signs of his dangerous encounter with alcohol.
Bloedel remains at the Allegheny County Jail and faces charges of DUI, terroristic threats and animal cruelty. It is not known if Maxwell would be returned to his owner.
(Photo of drunk Chihuahua courtesy of University Veterinary Specialists)
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