Man Attacks Vet After Dog Dies
According to authorities, a Palm Bay, Florida man attacked a veterinarian after finding out his dog died during surgery.
Police say the 60-year-old man dropped his pet schnauzer “BB” off at the animal hospital so his veterinarian could remove some benign fatty tissue from the animalâ€™s chest.
Reports state that the vet said the operation went well and the dog came out of anesthesia–but minutes later, the vet believes the animal suddenly suffered a stroke and died.
Witnesses told police that the man came to pick up the animal, but pulled a utility knife and started to choke the doctor. He eventually stopped and left but reportedly threatened to come back and kill the doctor.
Police responded to the clinicâ€”the man was later picked up and charged with aggravated assault and battery.