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Fontana man arrested after family Yorkie is kicked, killed

He apparently became angry after the 2-pound dog urinated on the floor, police say. The animal allegedly was kicked about 15 feet onto a concrete slab.

April 21, 2011|By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times

A 38-year-old Fontana man has been arrested on suspicion of kicking and killing his family's dog, authorities said Wednesday.

Victor Lopez apparently became angry Sunday morning when the 2-pound Yorkie named Woody urinated on the floor, police said.

Lopez took the dog to the back door and allegedly kicked it about 15 feet onto a concrete slab, said Sgt. Billy Green of the Fontana Police Department. Family members told police the dog did not move after hitting the concrete.

Four children ages 6 to 16 were in the room at the time, Green said.

Lopez was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty and taken to the West Valley Detention Center, Green said. He posted $25,000 bond and was released a few hours after being booked, according to jail records.

Family members told police it was not the first time Lopez allegedly had kicked the dog in anger.

paloma.esquivel@latimes.com

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