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26-stone bully jailed for horror attack on mother's dog

Published 07/11/2015

A shih tzu
A shih tzu
David Etzel was jailed for a year following the horrific attack

A Florida man has been jailed after biting his mother's small dog and choking the animal so hard its eye popped out.

David Etzel, 37, who was convicted of felony animal cruelty, was sentenced to a year behind bars by a Palm Beach County judge.

According to news reports, Etzel's mother told deputies in April that her 6ft 8ins son, who weighs more than 26 stone, had been drinking and was teasing her shih tzu Cujo, prompting the dog to bite him. She said Etzel then bit the dog back.

Vets were able to put Cujo's eye back in, but the animal is now blind in that eye.

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