Actor kills and eats his roommate’s rabbit because she told him to leave the house (video)By Mason White 11:08 AM December 12, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) An actor was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly killing and eating his roommate’s pet rabbit, police in California said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that the 46-year-old suspect has been charged with killing his female roommate’s pet rabbit and threatening to do the same to her.
Deputy District Attorney Lou Holtz said that 46-year-old Dimitri Diatchenko of North Hollywood, is facing one felony count each of cruelty to an animal using a knife and criminal threats.
According to the police investigation, Diatchenko killed the rabbit and made the threat after the victim said they should no longer be roommates.
They had been living together for some time after their romantic relationship had ended.
While the victim was out of the house, Diatchenko skinned the pet, cooked it and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did, the prosecutor added.
When she returned, the defendant allegedly told her that he would do the same to her. Diatchenko faces a possible maximum sentence of four years and eight months in prison if convicted as charged.
The prosecutor asked for bail to be set at $90,000. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Division.
The suspect appeared in the Sons of Anarchy television series.