A resident of Jerusalem
was arrested on Thursday on suspicion he stabbed to death his neighbor's dog. Police arrested the man in the city's Kiryat Yovel neighborhod after he was found wandering the street holding a knife.
Locals called the police after seeing the man holding a knife and telling passersby he "killed a dog." Officers who arrived at the scene found him covered in blood.
During questioning the man said he "unleashed" a dog from a yard near his home and killed it. The dog's body was found to belong to one of the stabber's neighbors. The man failed to provide a motive to the killing.
Linda the dog. 'The kids are devastated' (Photo courtesy of the family)
The two dogs that he himself kept were taken from his home by Jerusalem municipal workers.
David, the slain dog's owner said, "He unleashed this oh so good dog and just stabbed her. We had her for five years. My daughter is devastated, the kids are in pain, it's like a family member was murdered. I would see him walking his dogs, he was strange, but I never imagined he would do such a thing."
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