SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Authorities have arrested the suspect they say pepper-sprayed and fatally stabbed a dog in San Francisco Friday night.
According to police, a fight was reported at 11:11 p.m. near Haight and Belvedere.
Authorities said the suspect, 49-year-old Timothy Darrell Hewitt of San Francisco, pepper-sprayed the 39-year-old victim’s dog – a Staffordshire Terrier named “Maynard” – then pulled out a knife and stabbed the dog in the torso area.
The dog later died from its injuries.
Hewitt was detained by the victim and his friend until police arrived.
He was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and later booked on charges including animal cruelty, possession of a switchblade knife, and brandishing a deadly weapon.