Nashville man arrested for shoving dog in trash compactor and turning it on

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In Nashville, Tennessee, the man alleged to have shoved his mother’s Shih Tzu into the an apartment complex’s trash compactor and activating it several times has been arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department arrested Terrence Clark on Tuesday.

According to The Tennessean, a surveillance video shows Clark, 27, pull up to the area where the trash compactor was located, take the dog out of the back seat, shove it into a grocery bag and then put it into the trash compactor. Clark then can be seen pushing the button to start the compactor four times before he drives away. The dog was rescued after a resident of the complex called the Nashville Fire Department after he heard the pooch crying and barking inside the compactor. The dog was rushed to a veterinarian but died four days later.

Clark remains in jail in lieu of a $65,000 bond. Rest in peace little dog.

(Photo of man alleged to have thrown dog into trash compactor courtesy of Metro Nashville Police Department)

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27 replies
  1. Sheri says:

    Sub humans like that need to be shoved in a trash compactor. There’s no room on this planet for a POS like that!!

  2. Tim Brady says:

    some one needs to cut his throat when he is in jail,shuold be atorities obligation to make sure all other inmates know what this piece of shit did, nothing but a punkass pussy

  3. Sherry says:

    He is trash ! How heartless to put a dog in a trash compacter ; my god; how horrible for this little pooch. I hope he rots in jail. Piece of shit. Rest in peace little puppy.

  4. maxiemom says:

    Bastard. There needs to be ‘an eye for an eye’ justice when something like this occurs. This piece of human excrement, not a man, is a MONSTER, and deserves to be treated like one, and that means he should die like one.

  5. Johanna Pontin says:

    This man has no respect for life in general and should not be around animals or children. Poor pooch, at least now it is no longer in pain… so sad its life had to end this way!

  6. Janie Ledergerber says:

    First of all, the thing that did this to the poor little dog is not a man. It isn’t even human. I don’t know what it is but I do know that the punishment should fit the crime. It should be dropped in to the nearest trash compactor. I will be more than happy to push the button four times before driving away. The little dog had value. The creature who murdered the dog probably wouldn’t even be good as compost. Karma will have its day.

  7. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Fils de pute, il doit être condamné à mort, c’est un assassin, un parasite et les parasites on les élimine. Pas de pitié pour les barbares.

  8. pennysdachshund says:

    Golly!!! Does ANYONE in their RIGHT MIND think this BPOS has the right to continue living on this earth in one peace!!!! He is sincerely unstable hope he doesn’t get mad at his moth-in-law, wife (if she still is ) or children if he has any… This is felony MURDER !!! ENEN Tennessee Judges, Proscutor , Defense , and law enforcement system can see that!!!

  9. Joan Martin says:

    Evil POS. I have nothing but loathing for the pricks who do this type of thing to any defenseless animal!! I don’t give a crap who you are. You do this .. you need it done back to you.

  10. Aggie Polak says:

    He should have the same done to him!! What a evil, twisted minded individual. Make him pay, animal cruelty is a crime, a felony. No small slap on the wrist….DO YOU JOBS AND GIVE THIS SUB HUMAN THE MAX. Why do we have laws to protect animals from torture and neglect and abuse, etc. if NO ONE ENFORCES THEM??????????????

  11. Susie1960 says:

    This evil POS has a spot in Hell waiting for him. If he got there in the next sixty seconds it would not be too soon for me. This hateful bastard needs the Hell beat out of him.

  12. Jon says:

    The only good this piece of shit is worth is to harvest its organs. There is no human nor soul housed in this vessel so therefore it is NOT a human life for us to hold any value for. Better to give others a chance at new life and discard this demon back to where it belongs. Earth is NOT YOUR HOME!! ????????????????????????

  13. Ana says:

    I would give him the same treatment in a heartbeat, and after I throw him in a bath full of acid and I didn’t feel any regret

  14. Nancy Raymond says:

    1) WHY would any apartment complex have a trash compactor available for ANYONE to operate?????? Way too may assholes like this idiot who would do the same thing to an innocent animal. Terrance Clark should get the punishment he deserves, a quick trip thru the same trash compactor – and push that button over and over until the screams stop.

    • stacey says:

      Anyone can use it as long as you’re there visiting someone. I wonder if his mother was aware of what was going on.

  15. resqdogz says:

    Just shove THIS worthless POS in that same compactor, activate as often as necessary, and simply ignore HIS cries ’till they cease… bastard!


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