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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