Man punches roommate’s dog in the face and chokes it to death because it bit his sneakers

Marquan Parks 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after allegedly killing his roommate's dog because it bit his sneakers, according to police in Florida.

Boynton Beach police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Marquan Parks, after being accused of choking the dog named Puma to death because it defecated in his home and chewed his sneakers.

He was charged with animal cruelty. Parks was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $3,000. According to the police investigation, Puma was one of the two dogs owned by Parks’ roommate Donovyn Gousse.

Gousse, who left to Miami, placed the dogs in the care of a third roommate. Parks told police that Puma chewed on items left unattended around the house and defecated.

When Parks caught Puma chewing his Nike Air Jordan, he punched it in the face three times, and kicked both dogs out of the apartment.

Parks later tied Puma to a doorknob with a leash and denied the dog water. A post mortem examination determined that Puma died of strangulation.