In Des Moines, Iowa, police are searching for a suspect involved in what one officer called the worst case of animal abuse he’s seen in years. According to Channel 14 News, a police report describes Christopher David Vogel, 25, arrived unannounced at his acquaintance Larry Gray’s apartment on July 6.
When the two men entered into a heated argument over a Wi-Fi password, Vogel threatened to snap the neck of a three-month-old Corgi that belonged to Gray’s girlfriend. Vogel then quickly grabbed the puppy and went into the hallway. Gray, because he is in a wheelchair, could not react fast enough and found the “puppy lying in the hallway, bleeding from the nose and whimpering,”according to the police report.
When authorities arrived, they rushed the puppy to a nearby animal rescue center, but she died on the way.
According to reports, the puppy died of major spinal trauma. Sgt. Ryan Doty of the Des Moines Police Department stated:
“I learned a long time ago not to try and rationalize some people’s actions. This was completely senseless, completely senseless. This animal did absolutely nothing, it was not a threat. It was a small dog, he purely did it out of spite and evil intent.
We need the public’s help. If they see his picture and recognize him, have any ideas where he might be, or pass him at a store or a gas station, get a plate number, call it in, let us know. Our hope is that at some point he crosses paths with an officer maybe on a traffic violation and we’re able to snag him” said Doty.
Vogel currently has warrants out for his arrest for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, interference with official acts, and driving with a suspended license. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.
Help find this man and get him off the streets.
(Photo of Iowa man accused of snapping puppy’s neck via Des Moines, Iowa Police. Puppy via screenshot KcciNews)
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