In Mount Zion, Illinois, the son of the owner of a Chihuahua flung the tiny dog “because it wouldn’t go outside” to use the bathroom. Tristin Jones, 22, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with animal cruelty.
According to Wand17News, officers arrived at a home on West Main Street after the Chihuahua’s owner called police after witnessing the man throw her dog named Chi Chi. The dog was unable to put any weight on its front leg. After questioning Jones, who said the dog wouldn’t go outside after his mother told him to walk the dog, Jones admitted he was bipolar and “he didn’t like the dog.”
When asked if he knew Chi Chi had been injured by throwing him, Jones replied he heard the dog “whelp” as he threw it.
Chi Chi’s condition has not been updated, but he remains in the custody of his owner. Jones has been in custody in lieu of a $1,000 bond.
(Photo of Jones alleged to have thrown dog that “wouldn’t go outside.”
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