July 09, 2010

Morgan Ingerson Attempted To “Head Off” A Rabies Scare - Jailed After Decapitating Dog’s Head With Shovel

Jacksonville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) Morgan Ingerson, a 31-year-old Florida man was arrested Tuesday after he took a dog into his backyard and then decapitated it with a shovel.

According to police, Ingerson brought the dog's remains into Animal Care and Protective Services, requesting that it be tested for rabies.

Investigators say Ingerson told them that the dog was being aggressive, snapping, barking and attempted to bite his daughter.

Ingerson placed the dog, identified as a Jack Russell terrier mix, into a pen before striking it over the head with a shovel. He then went on to sever the animal's head - apparently so it could be analyzed.

Authorities, however, described the dog's remains as being completely mutilated.

"The specimen that was to be sent to the lab, we could not tell what kind of dog it was," said animal care worker, Scott Trebatoski. "I've been doing this for 10 years, and you think you've seen everything."

Ingerson told police he tried to contact animal control before destroying the dog, however it was closed due to the holiday.

Ingerson was booked into the Duval County Jail on charges of animal cruelty and unnecessary suffering. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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