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Case ID: 614
Classification: Kicking/Stomping
Animal: rodent/small mammal (pet)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Friday, Jan 17, 2003

County: Litchfield

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Cale Carrico

An 18-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with cruelty to animals and breach of the peace for killing a gerbil.

According to police, Cale Carrico stomped the gerbil to death after it bit him when he took it out of his shirt pocket to show to some friends at a convenience store in Torrington. He told police it was a gift from his girlfriend.

The misdemeanor cruelty charge carries a punishment of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

But as a first offender, Carrico is eligible for an accelerated rehabilitation program under which charges would be dropped.

References

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