By: Associated Press
December 29, 2017
CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman is accused of fatally shooting a pit bull puppy that she said was misbehaving.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Amanda Cay Carpenter was charged with animal cruelty and firing a weapon in public for the Dec. 15 incident.
An Escambia County Sheriff's arrest report says Carpenter told investigators the 9-month-old puppy chewed and damaged several items in her room. The report says she tried to put the dog in a kennel, but it wouldn't go inside.
Carpenter told investigators she grabbed the dog and it tried to bite her face. Deputies say she took the dog outside and shot it multiple times.
Carpenter is being held on a $20,000 bond.