PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating an extreme case of animal cruelty in Brighton Heights.
Matthew Ondo, 30, of Brighton Heights, was arrested late Wednesday night after police say he used a machete to decapitate his mother’s 14-month-old Chihuahua, named Izzy.READ MORE: Cooking With Rania: Seafood Pasta
The machete had an 18-inch blade.
Police said the dog’s beheading followed an argument between Ondo and his mother.
What sparked the argument was not immediately clear.
Police say Ondo told them: “The devil did it; Allah did it.”READ MORE: PTL Links: Jan. 19, 2022
He’s now being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
He faces charges of animal cruelty and possession of an instrument of crime.
Both charges are misdemeanors.
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