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Monday, May 7, 2012County: Cook
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Jamille Marshall
Police say an East Garfield Park woman threw a puppy off her third-floor balcony, breaking its leg, then laughed about it in front of arresting officers.
Jamille Marshall, 22, told police she and a friend found the yellow pit bull mix puppy on her balcony around 9:30 a.m. Monday. "They tossed the dog off the balcony because they said it wasn't theirs and they didn't want it,'' said Harrison District Police Lt. John Andrews.
The dog broke its front left leg and had "severe difficulty walking,'' the lieutenant said.
Marshall laughed when officers arrested her, Andrews said. "The Chicago Police Department must have better things to do than worry about a dog,'' Andrews quoted her as saying.
The dog was taken to the Animal Care and Control for treatment. "They're going to fix it,'' Andrews said.
One of the responding officers has decided to adopt the dog, he said. "It's good that the dog is going to survive and have a good home."
Marshall, of the 3100 block of West Monroe Street, was charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
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