CHICAGO, United States (AFP) - A Missouri woman has been arrested for breaking into a dog breeder'* home and beating her repeatedly over the head with a dead Chihuahua.
The woman was upset because the puppy had died, police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper.
The woman, whose name was being withheld pending charges, said a veterinarian had told her the puppy she'd bought was just four weeks old and needed to be returned to its mother.
It died before she had a chance to do so and the woman went to the breeder'* home in St. Peters, Missouri about 5:45 am Wednesday.
She pushed her way into the house and tried to get to the basement to get another puppy. But after some hair-pulling, the breeder managed to wrestle the woman out of her house.
When she got outside she started hitting the breeder on the head with the dead puppy, drawing the attention of a neighbor who called police.
The woman then went back to her car but waved the dead puppy out of the car'* sunroof while yelling threats at the breeder, who did not seek medical attention, police said.
The weight of the puppy was unknown, but Chihuahuas weight between two and six pounds when fully grown.
The dog owner could face felony burglary and misdemeanor assault charges police said.