Photo: Modesto Ramos
No one likes dealing with a neighbor’s unruly pet, but a man in Terra Bella took his attempt to resolve this situation to a criminal level.
A woman left her home on Saturday December 8th for 30 minutes. When she returned, her dog, normally in the front yard, was nowhere to be found.
She called the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office who sent deputies of Porterville’s Substation to investigate. The woman let them know she suspected her neighbor, 23-year old Modesto Ramos, had a hand in her pup’s disappearance.
When deputies approached Ramos, he confessed he had grown angry that the dog had urinated in his yard and on his vehicle.
Evidence gathered supported that Ramos shot the dog dead and buried the body. Deputies also confiscated an AR15 and AK47 from Ramos’ home. Both those weapons are banned in California.
Ramos was booked into jail on December 10th on charges for animal cruelty resulting in death, negligent discharge of a firearm, and possession of banned assault weapons. He has since bonded out.
Photo from TCSO