- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Goodyear man is facing charges after killing the family dog in a barbecue smoker because he was upset with his teenage daughter’s T-shirt.

Goodyear police say 42-year-old Patrick Zane Thompson is jailed on suspicion of animal cruelty, assault, threats against his family and tampering with evidence.

Thompson didn’t have a lawyer at his initial court appearance Monday. His bond was set at $20,000.

Officers were called to Thompson’s family home on Saturday.

Detectives say Thompson became upset with a shirt that his 17-year-old daughter had because he believed it had to do with the devil.

Thompson reportedly burned the shirt in a barbecue smoker parked in a side yard and then did the same to the family’s poodle.

Police say Thompson told officers that he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.


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