May 22, 2009
Cousins Charged With Animal Abuse After Reportedly Tossing Dog Out Window Of Speeding Car - Now Demanding Dog’s Return
New Bedford, Massachusetts (The Weekly Vice) -- Cousins Jimmy Correa, 24, and Jenny Torres, 31, were arraigned Wednesday on felony animal abuse charges after they reportedly tossed a dog out the window of a speeding car. Now they want the dog back.
According to New Bedford Police, a witnesses watched Monday as a 1-year-old Chihuahua named Princess flew out the window of a speeding SUV.
Witnesses told authorities they first thought the dog might have fallen out of the car by accident. That impression changed, however, when the couple reportedly circled back towards the dog and yelled insults at it.
Investigators believe Torres was driving the car when Correa tossed the dog out of the window. Nearby neighbors told detectives they overheard the couple as they called the dog "stupid". The couple's return also allowed witnesses to write down the vehicle's license plate number.
Jimmy Correa disputes the claims of witnesses - calling the whole thing a misunderstanding. He went on to state that he was in the car by himself and that the dog ran out when he opened the door.
The most astounding of all - The two are now demanding the dog's return, claiming that it belongs to Torres 3-year-old daughter.
Although Torres signed the dog over to animal control on the day of the incident, Correa claimed Torres didn't understand what she was signing.
Princess is currently recovering at the Forever Paws animal shelter in Fall River. The shelter plans to offer Princess for adoption in two weeks. Liz Tidwell, an employee at the shelter says the facility has received more than 100 phone calls and emails with offers to adopt Princess. (and we're sure there will be far more)
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Oh Correa - who in the hell do you think you're fooling? 3-year-old children can't legally own anything you dork. Also, if Torres is stupid enough to sign something without knowing what she's signing - she shouldn't be trusted with a pet's life anyway. We aren't diggin' the cranberry hair anyway.
The ONLY good part of this story is KNOWING there is no chance in hell police are giving that dog back to you.
The Weekly Vice
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