Man arrested for beating his mom’s 16-year-old border collie to death

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A Greenwood, Indiana man was arrested for killing his mother’s 16-year-old border collie earlier this week. Michael Lukas, 35, had been videoed on the family’s home security system showing him picking the dog up, kicking and throwing her down while yelling at her.

According to the Indy Star, Michael originally claimed he had no idea how the dog died, but when Greenwood Police were given the home video by Lukas’ older sister, it was clear what had happened. Later on Michael admitted he kicked and hit the dog, but denied killing her.

“I know it was slammed on the floor and kicked,” stated the police spokesperson. “I’ve got a veteran officer who said it was horrific to watch the video.”

Michael could be heard yelling and cursing at the door – all because the dog had gone to the bathroom on the floor.

“I’m going to jump on your face. Die mother ******,” screamed Michael.

In the video, the beating and torture of the dog, named Gypsy, continued for 12 minutes while Gypsy, whimpered in fright and in pain. The defendant could be seen picking Gypsy up over his shoulder and throwing her down – calling her stupid.

By the end of the assault Gypsy is motionless. Lukas then sits down and says, “you stupid (expletive). God you’re so stupid.

Under recent Indiana law that went into effect on July 1 referencing killing a domestic animal, if a suspect is found guilty, he will not be allowed to own or train a dog or cat during probation or parole.

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6 replies
  1. Gens says:

    This story brought tears to my eyes. This vile man is nothing more then a piece of vomit, and should be treated as such. If law permits lock him up, and then lose the key.Poor old kind scared senior dog.

  2. Whitney says:

    Yeah the man is a piece of crap!!!

    REALLY HE CANT OWN OR TRAIN AN ANIMAL ON PROBATION?? Thats the best you can do? Do you even charge a person for killing a pet or do they just slide on by?

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    This is disgusting, the poor old dog probably wasn’t let out by this POS so had an accident in the house. I commend the sister for turning in the tape and I hope her “brother” receives the punishment he deserves! “If a suspect is found guilty, he will not be allowed to own or train a dog or cat during probation or parole” now THERE is a punishment for you, how about the rest of their miserable life! As a matter of fact how about jail for the rest of their miserable life! .

  4. Bunny Peters says:

    What a disgusting POS…….
    Hope he is arrested & locked up forever with animal lovers who can give him “special attention”…….
    Hope the rest of his useless life is filled with pain and suffering. Execution would improve our planet since this POS is a waste of resources……
    I just know that anyone who is deliberately cruel to others (people and animals) will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… Here’s hoping they get there ASAP after suffering in pain, alone, terrified and worst of all, unloved as they die (as they did to others)…….
    RIP angel. Please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..


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