Fathers get angry with their teenage daughters all the time. Often times they punish a disobedient teen by grounding them or taking their cellphones.
Teens can be unruly, and sometimes they drive parents to do outlandish things.
But this Goodyear, Arizona father took it a few steps too far and blamed his actions on “the Devil.”
Goodyear police say that 42-year-old Patrick Zane Thompson was upset over a T-shirt his daughter had on Saturday, believing it “had to do with the devil.”
He made her bring the shirt to the barbeque smoker where he burned the shirt. He also said that, “he needed to sacrifice a male, either himself, his son (6 years old) or the family dog.”
Police say the family grabbed the dog, a poodle, and tried to flee, but Thompson reportedly grabbed the daughter. The family pleaded with him until he released the girl and promised not to harm the dog, but instead he strangled and killed the dog.
When police arrived, they found Thompson lying on the sidewalk with a self-inflicted cut to his arm. He reportedly made “erratic comments that he had to ‘do it for the God’ and, the ‘devil made him do it’ and he put the dog in the smoker.” They found the partially burnt small, white dog in the smoker.
Disgusting. Who would ever do this to a dog? This man needs to be locked up for a while. I have no tolerance for people who harm dogs.
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