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A Texas man allegedly flew into a fit of rage after his mom denied him the opportunity for some hanky panky in her house, tossing her dog across the room so hard the pet's heart burst.
James Garcia, 39, has shacked up under his parents' San Antonio roof on and off for the past four years, according to The San Antonio-Express News.
On Oct. 24, he apparently had plans to bring a date home to have sex in his bedroom, but his mother quashed his carnal aspirations by denying him permission, according to the arrest affidavit quoted by the publication.
With his sex plans kaput, Garcia allegedly took out his frustrations on his mother’s pooch, Roxy, yanking her from the sofa where she had been snoozing, and hurling her nearly 20 feet across the home.
The dog struck the hard kitchen floor and was taken to veterinarian with serious injuries. The vet couldn't save her life, confirming to San Antonio television station KSAT 12 that Roxy had hit the floor with such force it caused her “heart to burst, eventually bleeding to death.
Garcia left his mother's home after the incident and only returned Saturday, at which point he was arrested on an animal cruelty charge. His temper had apparently cooled by that point and was seemed contrite, telling arresting officers that he “didn’t like hurting the dog,” according to the affidavit.
Garcia was freed on a $5,000 bond, according to KTSA. It’s unclear if he’s back living at his parents’ home since Roxy’s death.
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