Owner: Man kills dog during attack
A man taking a sledgehammer to a car during a domestic disturbance then wielded it to kill a dog being walked by a passerby, Lauderhill police said.
Green, 32, went on a rampage about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Northwest 34th Avenue, police said.
He was arguing with a woman inside a BMW before getting out and swinging the hammer to smash out the windows. He then walked north down 34th Avenue, police said.
Two women walking their dogs nearby heard the commotion and started to walk toward the scene, said Lt. Mike Santiago.
One woman tried to photograph the suspect with her cellphone, which enraged Green. He raised the sledgehammer and threatened them before grabbing the woman’s phone, Santiago said.
The second woman’s poodle began barking at Green, so he struck the dog with the sledgehammer, killing it, before running away with the hammer, police said.
The dog’s owner told WPLG-Channel 10 her poodle, Summer, “died being brave.”
“Summer girl, she was barking trying to protect us, but she wasn’t vicious, she wasn’t biting or nothing. She was just doing her barking, doing her job,” the woman said.
“It hurts me to my heart to lose my baby. This is my baby,” she told Channel 7. “She would sleep with me every day and night. She is gone, and I can’t smell her puppy breath anymore.”
Police were looking for Green late Saturday and considered him armed and dangerous. When caught, he will face charges that include aggravated assault, armed robbery, and aggravated animal cruelty, police said.
Investigators were asking anyone with information on Green’s whereabouts to contact the Lauderhill Police Department at 954-497-4700.