- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Riverside police are searching for someone who stabbed five dogs in a backyard, killing four of them.

Robert Carter tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1mPXJQu) that he returned home Sunday morning after caring for his grandmother to find his picket fence spattered with blood.

Some of the pug-Chihuahua mixes he bred were lying in the backyard. Two were dead, two so badly injured they had to be euthanized and one had a broken rib. Two others were unharmed.

Carter says the dogs were systematically pulled over the fence and stabbed, then left for dead.

Carter says he’d confronted a homeless man last week who was leaning over his fence and holding a knife. He says the man told him: “I’ll be back.”

Police are reviewing surveillance video from Carter’s property.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

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