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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012County: Anoka
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Gabrielle Tywon Allen
A Spring Lake Park woman is charged with three counts of animal cruelty after throwing three one-week old puppies at her boyfriend during a fight.
Gabrielle Tywon Allen, 20, was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty just before 4 a.m. Thursday and was taken to the Anoka County Jail. When she left sporting a black eye, she denied doing anything wrong.
"I didn't throw any puppies," she said. "I was wrongfully incarcerated. I have a broken nose. I have some bruises and scars all over my back. That's all I'm going to say."
Investigators say the couple was arguing inside an SUV in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 6400 block of 5th Street in Fridley when 25-year-old David Peter Remme punched Allen in the face, breaking her nose.
Police say Allen then picked up three week-old pit bull puppies from the front seat and threw them at Remme. Police said the puppies landed on concrete but appear to be OK. They were taken to a breeder for evaluation after the incident, and none were believed to have sustained any serious injuries.
However, Allen says police have the story backward.
"When they came, I had them in my hand, holding them," she said. "I was going to get out of the truck to pick up the puppies that he threw. That's why he blamed it on me, because he knew he was going to jail for a domestic."
Allen says her story is one of puppy love gone wrong.
"Love can do dirty things. Love can change a lot," she said.
Though she was arrested on felony animal cruelty accusations, she may only face a misdemeanor charge since none of the puppies were seriously harmed.
Remme was also arrested on suspicion of third degree assault and is being held at the Anoka County Jail.
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