Stockton police say two people were seen attaching an M-80-type device to this dog. The device exploded, burning the dog but not seriously.
Townehome Drive and Bianchi Road in Stockton where long-haired dachshund was hurt when an explosive device attached to it exploded.
STOCKTON, CA - What did the dog do to them?
Stockton police say two people, a man and a woman, were seen attaching an explosive device to a dog first described as long-haired dachshund Wednesday morning. Police later said the dog is a spaniel variety.
"The device is being described as an M-80 type device," said Officer Joseph Silva.
The device exploded and injured the dog.
Neighbor Charles Sloan saw the dog earlier in the morning. "I saw a little brown weiner dog with a shaggy-looking face running around here barking," said Sloan.
He doesn't know who the dog belonged to but it was hanging out in front of his home for about three days before the incident.
Officers were called to the incident in the area of Townehome Drive and Bianchi Road at 11:14 a.m. They took to the dog to a local veterinarian where it was treated for its non-life-threatening injury, Silva said.
The witness to the abuse described the man to police as black, 25 to 30 years old and wearing a white t-shirt and gray/black jeans. The woman was described as black, 20 years old and wearing a gray tank top and blue jeans.
Silva said anyone with information about this crime was urged to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209)-946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous. Citizens may also text any information pertaining to this investigation to "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword TIPSPD.
"Now if you do that to a dog, imagine what that type of person would do to a human. Think about it," said resident Jerry Sterling.
"That is cruel. It's terrible that somebody would do something like that to a helpless animal," said Sloan.