- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A 26-year-old New Hampshire man is accused of drowning his ex-girlfriend’s two pet lizards.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports (https://bit.ly/1NVm2h3 ) Richard Waite was arrested Sunday after officers were called for a domestic disturbance. He’s currently on probation from an assault case.

Police say Waite drowned two lizards known as bearded dragons and released a parakeet from his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.

Authorities say the Nashua man is charged with animal cruelty, resisting arrest and related offenses. Police allege that he smashed a TV screen, shattered a 40-pound fish tank and ripped a bathroom door off its hinges.

Waite told a judge during his arraignment Monday that he suffers from a severe medical condition. He did not have a lawyer.

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Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.nashuatelegraph.com


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