Florida Woman Accused of Shooting Dog Because Fiancé Wouldn't Crack Her Back

Police: “When the defendant did not get the response she was hoping to achieve, she pointed the firearm at their dog and fired one round."

A woman from Tarpon Springs, Florida is accused of fatally shooting her and her fiancé's dog during an argument on Friday morning. The argument allegedly began because the woman wanted her fiancé to crack her back.

Giselle Taylor, 21, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals, according to a police affidavit obtained by Oxygen. It states that Taylor wanted her live-in fiancé to crack her back for her and when he refused, a verbal argument ensued.

At some point, according to the affidavit, Taylor left the home and “walked into her garage and removed her firearm from her glove box. The defendant loaded her pistol, walked into the house and approached her fiancé.”

Police described what happened next: Taylor said she was trying to scare her fiancé. She wanted to “provoke a response.” However, that didn’t appear to happen.

“When the defendant did not get the response she was hoping to achieve, she pointed the firearm at their dog and fired one round,” the affidavit states. 

The dog, a 2-year-old Boxer, was shot in the torso. The wound was fatal. After allegedly shooting the dog, Taylor got in her car and fled. Police caught up with her a “short while later” and she was arrested. She had been drinking alcohol, according to the police affidavit.

Taylor was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and released on a $5,000 bail. An attorney was not listed in her jail records.

[Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office]

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