Man accused of stabbing dog because he was frustrated with its behavior

Man allegedly stabbed dog to death because he was ‘frustrated’ by behavior

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A Michigan man is facing charges for allegedly stabbing his dog to death outside of a gas station. According to Detroit News, 29-year-old Daniel Arlyn Rooney attacked the dog with a knife because he was “frustrated” with the dog’s behavior.

The animal cruelty crime

The violent situation unfolded outside of a gas station at Telegraph and Van Born in Dearborn on April 23. Rooney’s girlfriend was inside of the business when things turned sour. Rooney allegedly stabbed his bulldog mix in the shoulder when he became frustrated.

The cover-up

Rooney took his dog to a veterinarian the next day but didn’t admit that he was the one responsible for his dog’s injuries…in fact, he tried to claim that he had found an “injured stray.” The truth came out after witnesses spoke up and surveillance footage from the gas station was reviewed.

The resulting charges

The stabbing has resulted in a charge of torturing or killing animals for Rooney. The dog who was attacked wound up being euthanized because of the severity of the injury. Rooney was booked into the Wayne County Jail on a $2,500 bond. If convicted, he could spend up to four years in prison, in addition to a $5,000 fine.

(Booking photo of alleged dog stabber)

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12 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Hope he gets just what he did to his dog and dies slowly. Does not deserve to live and have taxpayers pay for his time in jail. I am sure dog lovers in jail will deal with him.

  2. Red says:

    PLEASE make this scum pay by giving him the maximum penalty!!! Judges have GOT TO STOP slapping their hands, giving them probation and calling it a day! This has got to stop….. if someone can hurt an innocent animal, they are going to hurt another human!

  3. Marni Montanez says:

    He will spend 4 years in jail for this right…………..and we’re supposed to believe he will get anymore than a slap on the wrist.

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    O I implore the judge in Dearborn Michigan who is handling this case to PLEASE give Daniel Arlyn Rooney the FULL four years in prison – he is a dangerous out of control hunk of maggot shit and I want to him to become a victim, just like he did an innocent animal – he deserves all the intimidation, abuse and cruelty that predatory inmates can deliver to him – he needs a real dose of cruelty in every way those convicts can deliver – all four years of it. And if they find his loser ass hanging from a pipe, so be it. No loss whatsoever.


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